John Carey, Minister for Housing. Image – Supplied, Canva.
  • 44 of 51 applicants met criteria for grant
  • Each grant worth up to $20,000
  • Funds come from the Social Housing Economic Recovery Package

Today, John Carey, Western Australia’s Minister for Housing, announced 44 grants had been made to regional community housing providers.

“It’s fantastic to see a large number of community housing organisations have been successful in securing these grants, and will be a part of this important work.”

John Carey, Minister for Housing

Going towards social housing maintenance, the individual grants made are up to $20,000 each, and are part of the Western Australian government’s Social Housing Economic Recovery Package.

The total value of the grants approved is $771,000, with 51 applicants overall, 44 were approved.

“We anticipate around 140 vulnerable families and individuals will benefit from these grants, and see significant improvements to the quality of their homes.”

Funds will be used on a wide range of potential works such as replacing gutters, servicing ovens and hot water systems, fixing fences, replacing damaged kitchen and bathroom cabinets, and replacing damaged flooring.

Minister Carey also said, “The work being generated through the [Social Housing Economic Recovery Package] SHERP program is also providing employment opportunities in regional towns, where the money will support local maintenance businesses and the broader economy.”

The list of approved applicants is included below.

Successful applicant Region
Advance Housing Great Southern
Bunbury Housing Association Inc South-West
Housing Choices Western Australia Limited South-West
Anglicare WA Great Southern
The Broome Community Housing Group Inc. West Kimberley
Brunswick River Cottages (Inc.) South-West
Community Housing Limited East Kimberley
Alternative Resource Community Housing Incorporated South-West
Shire of Ravensthorpe Goldfields
Avon Youth Community and Family Services Wheatbelt
Community Housing Limited Goldfields
Community Housing Limited West Kimberley
Foundation Housing Ltd West Kimberley
Grand Lodge of Western Australian Freemasons Homes for the Aged Inc South-West
Shire of Carnamah Mid-West
West Arthur Cottage Homes Inc Wheatbelt
Goldfields Womens Refuge Association Goldfields
Kondinin Progress Association Incorporated Wheatbelt
Mia Mia Housing Collective Inc Great Southern
Shire of Irwin Mid-West
Shire of Shark Bay Mid-West
Shire of West Arthur Wheatbelt
Stellar Living Ltd Goldfields
Youth Involvement Council Inc Pilbara
Rise Network Inc Wheatbelt
Activ Foundation Incorporated South-West
Ashburton Aboriginal Corporation Pilbara
CFSS WA Ltd Gascoyne
Community Housing Limited Mid-West
Foundation Housing Ltd Wheatbelt
Murchison Region Aboriginal Corporation Mid-West
Newman Womens Shelter Pilbara
Share & Care Community Services Group Incorporated Wheatbelt
Shire of Dalwallinu Wheatbelt
Shire of Dowerin Wheatbelt
Shire of Goomalling Wheatbelt
Shire of Nungarin Wheatbelt
Marninwarntikura Fitzroy Women’s Resource Centre (Aboriginal Corporation) West Kimberley
Plantagenet Village Homes Inc Great Southern
Shire of Boyup Brook South-West
Southern Aboriginal Corp Great Southern
Southern Aboriginal Corp Wheatbelt
Pathways Southwest Inc South-West
Southern Aboriginal Corp South-West

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