Homes for Homes opens first funding round for social and affordable housing projects in NSW and WA
Homes for Homes is delighted to announce a new grant funding round for social and affordable housing projects from Monday 11 April, with up to $160,000 available for the first time across NSW and WA.
Homes for Homes is delighted to announce a new grant funding round for social and affordable housing projects, with up to $160,000 available for the first time across NSW and WA. Up to $80,000 will be available in both NSW and WA.
Thanks to the support from property donors, PEXA and the Homes for Homes community, sufficient funds have been raised to grant to housing providers for the first time in NSW and WA. From Monday 11 April social and affordable housing providers in NSW and WA are encouraged to apply for grant funding.
Homes for Homes will continue to take a flexible approach to the projects it supports, and is open to applications from any organisation that can create social and affordable housing. Housing providers can apply for grant funding in either NSW or WA, or both. Applications will be assessed by expert, industry-based advisory groups in NSW and WA.
This funding milestone marks the fifth round of grants released to community housing projects by Homes for Homes. Previous grant rounds have seen $1.28 million granted to social and affordable housing providers in the ACT and NT, VIC and Qld, totalling thirteen projects providing housing for 96 people.
Projects funded by recent Homes for Homes grant rounds include an Aboriginal Housing Victoria redevelopment of an underutilised dwelling into two long-term social and affordable housing units for Aboriginal tenancies (pictured above), and a Community Housing Canberra group home to enable people with mental illness to transition from living with ageing parents, to a more independent model with 24/7 support.
Homes for Homes CEO Steven Persson said the organisation is delighted to extend their support to new areas and projects.
“Homes for Homes is pleased to continue its expansion across Australia and open up grant funding in new states. 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,” Mr Persson said.
“Homes for Homes is dedicated to solving homelessness and helping provide safe, secure housing for all, our success comes from strong community support. 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.”
To apply for funding visit homesforhomes.org.au/funding/ .