70 brand-new affordable homes to be built in Adelaide’s north

Adelaide’s north will soon welcome 70 new and affordable homes under SA Housing Authority building programs.

The first batch of 67 new affordable homes in Blair Athol have officially been completed. The initial phase, comprising six two-bedroom homes with off-street parking on Birmingham Street, constructed by Rivergum Homes, has been sold and is ready for handover within 12 months of completion.

These new affordable homes are providing opportunities for homeownership in Blair Athol, offering convenient access to nearby schools, parks, amenities, and transportation. Situated just 20 minutes from the CBD, this master-planned community includes new green spaces, fostering a welcoming environment for families and community engagement.

“Blair Athol is undergoing major transformation as we look to add 67 affordable homes and 70 public houses to this vibrant community which is conveniently located close to schools and services,” Nick Champion, Minister for Housing and Urban Development said.

“The key to solving the housing crisis is increasing the supply of homes in this state, so I’d like to congratulate Rivergum Homes for building the first six affordable homes efficiently and quickly.”

“As a Government we are focussed on delivering more affordable homes throughout our communities to help South Australians realise their dream of homeownership.”

The revitalisation efforts led by the SA Housing Authority are transforming much of the suburb, with 50 of the 67 affordable homes already sold or under contract, along with eight house and land packages. This initiative is part of the SA Housing Authority’s Affordable Housing Initiative, which aims to deliver 1,000 new affordable homes to eligible South Australians over five years.

Additionally, Blair Athol will see the construction of 70 new public homes as part of the SA Housing Authority building programs, contributing to the statewide effort to address housing shortages. These efforts are bolstered by the $232.7 million Public Housing Improvement Program, marking the first significant increase in public housing in decades.

“Communities are about places and not just homes. While is it vital that we build homes people can afford, it is just as important to encourage strong community by building a space where people can grow and thrive. It is also just as important that they have access to greenspace,” Mary Patetsos, SA Housing Trust Board Presiding Member said.

“That is what we are building, with this master-planned community in Blair Athol – a  blend of housing and on-the-doorstep greenspaces  – where children can meet their friends after school to kick a ball and families and neighbours can gather.”

As part of the suburb’s renewal, new green spaces at Dover Street and Sheffield Crescent have been completed, providing areas for community growth and interaction. The affordable housing initiative aims to assist moderate-income households, including first home buyers, with properties exclusively listed on the Authority’s sales platform,

Eligible purchasers of affordable homes can access finance through a HomeStart Finance Shared Equity Loan, which enhances borrowing capacity without increasing repayments. For further information on eligibility or to receive alerts for the next phase of listings in Blair Athol, visit the home seeker website and register today.

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