Nearly $58 million in grants for community housing across Western Australia

  • A total $57,531,017 in grants provided to 47 community housing organisations
  • Grants will be used to refurbish hundreds of community housing properties
  • Funding has been allocated through the McGowan Government’s Social Housing Economic Recovery Package
  • Refurbishment works will upgrade existing homes and extend their useful life 
  • The McGowan Government has allocated a total of $57,531,017 in grant funding for 47 community housing providers to undertake 805 refurbishment projects of dwellings across Western Australia.

    The grants will enable improvements to social housing across 11 metropolitan and regional areas, particularly for those most at risk of being unable to secure suitable housing.

    These include people with disability, young people who experience homelessness, seniors, and women and children escaping domestic violence.

    In total, there were 54 projects (with a total of $5.27 million of funding approved) which were for dwellings exclusively servicing Aboriginal people and a further 312 projects (with a total of $21.47 million of funding approved) for tenancy cohorts which include Aboriginal people.

    The refurbishment grants will be used to upgrade existing homes and extend their useful life.

    All refurbishment projects need to be completed by December 2024. 

    The grants have been provided through the Department of Communities’ Social Housing Economic Recovery Package (SHERP) which is a $319 million housing stimulus package that the Government announced in June 2020.

    The SHERP Grants Program will provide new and upgraded community housing for hundreds of WA’s most vulnerable people and includes specific funding for remote Aboriginal communities.

    A second round of SHERP grants focused on the delivery of new housing is currently being finalised by the Department of Communities.

    The grant funding is part of $2.1 billion in investment being made in social housing by the McGowan Government in this term of Parliament.

    As stated by Housing Minister John Carey:

    “The McGowan Government is determined to provide safe and secure housing for vulnerable Western Australians.

    “A key part of delivering that is working closely with community housing providers, and this grants program highlights the close co-operation between the Government and the sector.

    “My top priority as the Minister for Housing has been to expand the available stock of social housing but one of the key challenges we face is an ageing stock.

    “Grant programs like this are absolutely critical because they allow us to improve existing homes, and ensure they remain in the system.

    “In this term of Parliament we will be investing $2.1 billion to improve and expand our stock of social housing, which will include the delivery of around 3,300 new social homes.”

    Successful grant recipients

    OrganisationLocation*Total grant value

    55 Central Inc.

    Maylands

    $258,028

    Aboriginal Biodiversity & Conservation Foundation

    Carnarvon

    $4,012,022

    Accordwest

    South Bunbury

    $1,420,192

    Albany Youth Support Association

    Albany

    $371,955

    Amaroo Care Services Inc.

    Geraldton

    $1,938,245

    Autism Association of Western Australia Inc.

    Shenton Park

    $1,082,310

    Bethanie Housing Limited

    Northbridge

    $3,870,049

    Brightwater Care Group Limited

    Osborne Park

    $865,157

    Broome Community Housing Group

    Broome

    $2,308,347

    Bunbury Housing Association Inc.

    Bunbury

    $2,446,210

    Community Housing Limited

    Geraldton

    $6,738,861

    Connect Victoria Park Inc.

    Victoria Park

    $953,140

    Co-operation Housing

    Hamilton Hill

    $89,499

    Eastern Region Domestic Violence Services Network Inc.

    Midland

    $396,184

    Foundation Housing Ltd

    Leederville

    $1,723,921

    Housing Choices Western Australia Ltd

    Burswood

    $6,746,120

    Indigo Junction

    Midland

    $5,038,172

    Mawarnkarra Health Service

    Roebourne

    $497,909

    Menzies Aboriginal Corporation

    Menzies

    $858,625

    Mission Australia

    Cloverdale

    $85,579

    Mosaic Community Care

    Jandakot

    $152,578

    Multicultural Services Centre of Western Australia

    North Perth

    $45,053

    Murchison Region Aboriginal Corporation

    Geraldton

    $221,313

    Newman Women’s Shelter

    Newman

    $500,000

    Noongar Mia Mia

    Maylands

    $191,542

    Nulsen Group

    Cannington

    $135,474

    Pat Thomas House Inc.

    Mandurah

    $487,215

    Pathways SouthWest Inc.

    Bunbury

    $344,136

    Rise Network Inc.

    Middle Swan

    $249,630

    Rocky Bay Ltd

    Mosman Park

    $2,446,153

    Ruah Community Services

    Subiaco

    $792,735

    Share & Care Community Services Group Inc.

    Northam

    $460,216

    Shire of Boyup Brook

    Boyup Brook

    $143,340

    Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup

    Donnybrook

    $2,866,825

    Shire of Williams

    Williams

    $386,494

    South West Refuge Inc.

    Perth

    $10,333

    Southern Aboriginal Corporation

    Albany

    $742,207

    Southern Cross Housing Limited

    Rivervale

    $400,330

    St Bartholomew’s House Inc.

    East Perth

    $769,353

    St Vincent de Paul Society (WA) Inc.

    Canning Vale

    $1,565,518

    Stellar Living Limited

    Thornlie

    $411,130

    Sun City Care Inc.

    Geraldton

    $500,000

    The Goldfields Indigenous Housing Organisation (GIHO)

    Kalgoorlie

    $147,490

    UnitingCare West

    Perth

    $728,711

    West Court Retirement Village Inc.

    Kondinin

    $86,951

    Yaandina Community Services

    Roebourne

    $94,934

    Zonta House Refuge Association

    Shelley

    $950,831

    *Please note: Location is defined by the Organisation’s postal address provided in the application and is not necessarily the location in which the project/projects will be delivered.

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