A FORMER Bass Coast local is targeting 50 new disability housing projects over the next three years which have the potential to assist up to 200 people in need of a housing solution in Victoria.

Owen Jourdian, who hails from Grantville, is the managing director of Illowra Projects, which recently teamed up with the Synergis Fund to deliver the projects.

The Synergis Fund is one of Australia’s first wholesale investment funds aimed at transforming the disability housing sector.

Illowra Projects creates beautiful customised homes to meet the needs of National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants.

Illowra Projects managing director Owen Jourdian.

The partnership will enable Illowra Projects to diversify its housing solutions to assist a much wider range of NDIS participants.

Housing projects are in the pipeline across Melbourne and regional Victoria with the opportunity now to develop more.

“We are proud to work with Synergis Fund as an investor whose values align with ours,” said Mr Jourdian, a former Capeview Hardware worker for many years.

“We create beautiful homes customised to meet the specific needs of individuals to increase their independence and Synergis Fund support this with their vision that every person living with disability has access to high-quality, safe, stable and appropriate housing.”

Illowra Projects focuses on the creation of customised disability accommodation, using a person-centric approach to design and development. By taking this person-centric approach to locating, configuring and designing new homes, individual preferences and functional needs can be met, and independence and quality of life greatly improved.

The Synergis Fund was established by Social Ventures Australia (SVA) and Federation Asset Management to help deliver much-needed housing for people with disabilities and is targeting $1billion in investments over the next five years. Announcement of the completion of the second round of capital raising was made recently in the Australian Financial Review with contributions from large investors such as HESTA and Suncorp.

Further details are available at www.synergisfund.com.au.

Illowra Projects directly assists NDIS SDA eligible participants with new customised housing solutions and welcome enquiries from participants, families and support coordinators on 1300 455 697 or to info@illowraprojects.com.au.

Further details are available at www.illowraprojects.com.au.