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The program aims to bolster social housing supply. Image – Canva.
  • Up to $80,000 will be available in both NSW and WA,
  • Social and affordable housing providers are encouraged to apply
  • Homes for Homes, an Australian not-for-profit organisation

Up to $160,000 in grants will soon be available to social and affordable housing projects across NSW and WA through Homes for Homes, an Australian not-for-profit organisation seeking to address homelessness.

Up to $80,000 will be available in both NSW and WA, with applications opening on Monday 11 April, housing providers are encouraged to apply.

Homes for Homes was created by Australia’s largest social enterprise, The Big Issue. It raises funds through donors, both individuals and developers, who agree to donate 0.1% of their property’s sale price or monthly rent. These donations are pooled and are granted.

Homes for Homes CEO Steven Persson said the organisation is delighted to extend their
support to new areas and projects as this is the first time that the grants are available in NSW and WA.

“Homes for Homes is pleased to continue its expansion across Australia and open up grant funding in new states,” Mr Persson said.

Steven Persson is the CEO of both Homes for Homes and The Big Issue. Image: LinkedIn.

“We are excited to welcome applications from housing providers and play our part in the creation of social and affordable housing in NSW and WA.”

“Homes for Homes is dedicated to solving homelessness and helping provide safe, secure housing for all, our success comes from strong community support.”

Steven Persson, Homes for Homes CEO

“We thank all those who have registered their properties with Homes for Homes and those who contributed to the making of this new grant round, in particular our strong partnership with PEXA.”

Homes for Homes reports that it is on track to raise more than $1 billion for social and affordable housing over the coming three decades.

This funding will be the fifth round of grants awarded to community housing projects by Homes for Homes.

“We are open to all applications, any organisation that can create social and affordable
housing is encouraged to apply,” Mr Persson said.

How does Homes For Homes Work?

So far Homes for Homes has granted $1.28 million to social and affordable housing providers in the ACT and NT, VIC and Qld.  This has led to the support of 13 projects providing housing for 96 people.

Community Housing Canberra was one of the previous recipiants for the Homes for Homes grant. Their project aimed to support people with mental illness in a transition from living with ageing parents, to living more independently with 24/7 support.

An Aboriginal Housing Victoria redevelopment project was another recent recipiant. The project involved the referbishment of an underutilised dwelling into two long-term social and affordable housing units for Aboriginal tenancies.

Applications will be assessed by industry advisory groups based locally in NSW and WA.

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