BaptistCare has lodged an application to build 18 one-bedroom and two double-bedroom units in its Clinton Place development in Goulburn.

The expansion will be partially funded by the NSW state government to help ease the current 5 to 10 year wait list for public housing in the area.

BaptistCare NSW & ACT was one of five organisations to receive funding from the state government in March as part of its $1.1 billion Social and Affordable Housing Fund.

The other fund recipients are Compass Housing Services Co Ltd, SGCH Sustainability Limited, St Vincent de Paul Housing and Uniting.

The aim of the fund is to provide a stable income stream for up to 25 years through investment to increase affordable housing, particularly for older people at risk of homelessnews and single parent families impacted by domestic violence.

Over the next 10 years the Government aims to deliver approximately 23,500 new and replacement social and affordable dwellings across the state.

BaptistCare’s general manager of housing and retirement living, Mike Furner, said in addition to long wait lists for affordable housing, 40 per cent of its population is aged over 55.

Pending DA approval, the Goulburn units are expected to be complete by late 2018 at a value of $5.4 million.