NSW LRS joins forces with Homes for Homes to combat homelessness

NSW LRS joins forces with Homes for Homes to combat homelessness

Homes for Homes is delighted to announce a partnership with New South Wales Land Registry Services. NSW LRS will be working with Homes for Homes, supporting our promise to help end homelessness.

Homes for Homes raises donations for social and affordable housing by inviting homeowners to register their property and make a donation at the time they sell. The donation is 0.1% of the sale price, and is recognised by adding a caveat to the property title. NSW LRS will facilitate donations from NSW properties by managing the registration of caveats and informing customers and developers of the opportunity to donate.

Donations in NSW will be used to create social and affordable housing in NSW, helping to provide housing for those who need it the most. Homes for Homes believes that with this partnership more people experiencing homelessness and disadvantage in the NSW community will get to experience safe, secure and permanent housing.

Adam Bennett, NSW Land Registry Services CEO, said the property industry had a pivotal role to play in supporting and enabling long-term solutions to homelessness.

“During COVID-19 we have been reminded of the stability and security having a home provides.

“To be a part of helping the citizens of NSW contribute to combatting homelessness is a privilege, and our staff are proud to help facilitate Homes for Homes’ work”.

As the long-term effects of COVID-19 continue to unfold, what we know is that the economic effects of COVID-19 will lead to greater housing stress and put more people at risk of experiencing homelessness. More than ever, a collaborative, sustainable solution is needed to solve homelessness in Australia during a very critical time – and that’s Homes for Homes.

Homes for Homes is on track to raise more than $1 billion for social and affordable housing in the next 30 years. More than $940,000 has already been granted to eight projects, housing 32 people.