People sleeping rough in Tweed will be rapidly housed and given ongoing, wrap-around support under a new NSW Government initiative aimed at breaking the cycle of homelessness, Member for Tweed Geoff Provest said.

“The Together Home project will provide people with access to the assistance they need to maintain their tenancy, improve their health and wellbeing and move towards greater community participation,” Mr Provest said.

“This initiative will change lives for the better, by supporting some of the most vulnerable people in our community on the pathway to independence.”

The program will be delivered in Tweed by North Coast Community Housing Company Ltd (NCCH) which will lease properties in the private rental market to house people previously sleeping rough.

The NSW Government is investing $36 million in Together Home, the largest housing response dedicated to rough sleeping in NSW history.

Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services Gareth Ward said the projectwill help hundreds of people across the state break the cycle of homelessness.

“Our housing, homelessness and health providers will be working around the clock in coming months to help people take the first steps towards breaking the cycle of disadvantage and staying off the streets for good.”

The NSW Government has invested more than $70 million to prevent and respond to homelessness during the pandemic, on top of the more than $1 billion invested this financial year in housing and homelessness support.