THIS couple wins Valentine’s Day! They have given away land so 50 families can beat the housing affordability crisis.
Ian and Neva Handy gifted over 9,000sq m (0.9ha) of land north of Brisbane to kickstart a $10,5 million affordable housing project by their church.
The pair donated the land to the not-for-profit Churches of Christ Housing Services, which began construction of 50 townhouses.
The Handys turned the sod on the Kallangur site on Monday so that construction could kick off.
Mr Handy told The Courier-Mail that they had planned on building the townhouses themselves initially but found that it would be a lot more cost effective if a charitable organisation did it.
“It’s a big hunk of land, over 9000sq m. We had it valued and it was about $2.5m. I’m sure a lot of people can benefit from being able to live in those units, they’re well designed for seniors and disabled too.”
The 50 …