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Tackling the regional housing crisis together

The Housing Matters Action Group are locals working on affordable housing solutions. We need  affordable, secure, accessible and environmentally responsible housing throughout the Bellingen and Nambucca Shires and right across the North Coast of NSW.

Everyone needs a safe, secure and affordable place to call home.

Affordable Housing ‘Local Solutions’ Forum

We are very excited to share that we are organising an Affordable Housing ‘Local Solutions’ Forum on Saturday 7 September 2024 at the Bellingen Memorial Hall.

Our two previous forums, back in 2018 and 2019, were key to our story — they helped us connect with community, develop our organisation and work program, and link up with key thinkers and doers in the housing innovation space. Fast forward to 2024, and we think it is time to go back to community, share important updates on our key projects, and invite people to get involved where they can. 

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Waterfall Way Community Land Trust

We are very pleased to share that the Siddle Family Foundation (SFF) has decided to fund our Bellingen Shire Community Land Trust (CLT) Establishment Project! As many of you are aware, one of the longest-running and significant pieces of work that we have focused on since our inception in 2017 has been the development of a Bellingen Shire CLT.

For more detail on the Bellingen Shire CLT Establishment Project please see our new webpage or contact clt@housingmatters.org.au. We encourage you to reach out if you want to learn more or get involved — because together we can make a difference!

RFBI’s Affordable Housing development for older, single women.

Big thanks to the Royal Freemasons’ Benevolent Institution (RFBI) and all who came to hear about the affordable housing project for single women over 55 in Bellingen.

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Housing Crisis Support

Housing Matters Action Group is not able to provide immediate or crisis support.  Below is a list of funded organisations who may be able to assist.

Link 2 Home NSW
1800 152 152

Mission Australia Housing
1800 269 672

Community Housing Ltd.
1300 245 468

Warrina Women’s Refuge, Mid North Coast NSW
02 6652 4000

Neighbourhood Centres of Bellingen Shire:
Coordinator 0438 735 904
Bellingen, Dorrigo 02 6655 1239
Urunga 02 6655 6993

Nambucca Lifetime Connect
02 6568 2522

Pete’s Place, Coffs Harbour
02 6648 3694

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Jagun yaam Gumbaynggirrgundi. We acknowledge the Gumbaynggirr people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work, and pay our respects to all Elders and First Peoples past, present and emerging.
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