Community Housing has secured an exciting new contract in the West Kimberley.
The West Kimberley Transitional Housing Program provides stable, affordable housing to Aboriginal people who are engaged in employment or training, and are committed to ensuring their children attend school regularly.
The Program is a partnership between the Western Australian Government — through the Housing Authority — and the Kimberley Development Commission, supported by the Royalties for Regions Program.
Aboriginal families in Broome are now a step closer to achieving their goal of home ownership since the roll-out of the program.
The program will deliver a minimum of 40 houses in Broome, of which 25 properties have been built and occupied, with the remaining properties expected to be completed throughout 2016 and early 2017.
The Transitional Housing Program is about incentivising people to maintain employment, gain new skills through training and to encourage and support children to attend school through support and mentoring to assist to budget and save for a better future of one day owning their own home.
The West Kimberley Transitional Housing Program has engaged Community Housing Limited to undertake tenancy and property management working in partnership with Centacare Kimberley which has been engaged to provide wrap-around support services. Since go live on 1st April we have met with approximately 50% of the tenants and can proudly say how motivated and excited they are to be part of such an inspiring program.
Our program ambassador based in Broome is Loreley De Los Santos who can be found at our office, 9 Barker Street, Broome or contacted on 08 9192 1297.