The Bogan Shire Council has opened applications for the affordable seniors living.
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Members of the community interested in becoming tenants at the soon to be completed site, are asked to complete and submit an application form, available at the council and on the Bogan Shire website.
The council is building the four units on the corner of Dandaloo and Cobar Streets using a Stronger Country Communities grant. It is expected the project will be completed by June this year and the units available for eligible members of the community.
The units are reserved for people aged 60 and over who qualify for the Australian aged pension and who have continuously resided in the Bogan Shire for at least 10 years.
There are three two bedroom units and one single bedroom unit on the site, all of which have disability accessible.
All applications for tenancy will be assessed by a Tenancy Approvals Committee, which will consist of three community members (with reserves should there be a conflict of interest).
Eligible community members will then go into a ballot, drawn on May, 4 2020, to determine the allocation of the units.
The monthly rental for the units will be set at 25 per cent of the Australian aged pension and there will be an upfront residential bond equivalent to four weeks rent payable at the commencement of each tenancy.
Tenants will be responsible for their own electricity, water consumption charges, and any information and communications technology (such as telephone and internet). Any future vacancies in the units will be filled in a similar fashion.
Community members are also needed to form the Bogan Shire Seniors Living Tenancy Approvals committee.
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