Homes North enters into a Memorandum of Understanding with Armidale Regional Council.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been entered into with Armidale Regional Council and Homes North committed to applying resources and, where possible, exercising the mechanisms available to achieve the goals of the MOU.   In particular, the MOU commits Council and Homes North to:

  • Co-operatively seek to identify and promote affordable housing opportunities.
  • Work together to develop an Affordable Housing Strategy and Policy, including consideration of potential planning incentives, and inclusionary zoning opportunities and issues.
  • Work together to seek to develop affordable housing projects including identifying, and considering the feasibility of utilising potential Council land holdings for the purpose.
  • Work together to establish a Regional Services HUB in Armidale for the purpose of providing opportunity for services to be built around the needs of individuals. This will require place-based collaboration between human service providers, all levels of Government and the non-government sector. The HUB will enable individuals to access information, support and services they need in one location.

Council Administrator Dr Tiley says he is “confident that this MOU will deliver tangible benefits to our region and especially to some of the less advantaged members of the community.”

Published in the Armidale Express on 26 Jun 2017  – read original story at Armidale Express