Homes for Homes Opens Funding Round for Social and Affordable Housing Projects
Homes for Homes is opening a new funding round for social and affordable housing projects, with up to $200,000 available in the ACT. From Monday 3 August social and affordable housing providers in the ACT are encouraged to apply for funding.
Homes for Homes provides a way for the entire community to help solve the issue of homelessness, by raising funds for social and affordable housing through donations from property sales. Thanks to the growing number of homeowners embracing Homes for Homes in ACT, enough funds have been raised to grant to housing providers.
Homes for Homes CEO Steven Persson said the organisation is pleased to announce a new funding round to contribute to the creation of social and affordable housing. “With a shortfall of 600,000 social and affordable houses, Homes for Homes is a long-term generational solution that gives those experiencing homelessness, marginalisation and disadvantage the freedom, independence and stability of secure housing”, Mr Persson said.
“These last few months have shown us that more than ever, a lasting solution to homelessness is needed in Australia. As our funding round coincides with Homelessness Week, we notice a great enthusiasm amongst the public to see tangible solutions to solving this issue.”
This funding round marks the third time Homes for Homes has released funds in the ACT. Previous grant rounds have released nearly $1 million to social and affordable housing providers, with $500,000 released in the ACT. Homes for Homes will continue to take a flexible approach to the projects it supports.
Previous ACT projects funded by Homes for Homes grant rounds include a Havelock Housing property for older women over the age of 55, and a Community Housing Canberra (CHC) property for older children with mental illness being cared for by ageing parents, to transition to a more independent living model with appropriate 24/7 support.
The funding round opens on Monday 3 August and closes on Monday 31 August.
To apply, visit homesforhomes.org.au/funding.