Former Stockton Centre to be repurposed

The NSW Government will transform disused homes at a former residential centre for people with disabilities into accommodation for people experiencing homelessness.

Homes NSW is leading the $2 million proposal for the Stockton Centre that will refurbish seven homes to provide temporary accommodation for up to 25 people.

It delivers on a commitment to investigate the temporary use of the former Stockton Centre for short-term accommodation to help drive down homelessness in the Hunter region.

Properties to be upgraded include five five-bedroom homes, one two-bedroom unit and one one-bedroom unit.

The project will be delivered in partnership with leading social and affordable housing provider, Home In Place.