Transitional Housing Program
The Transitional Housing Program is expanding with housing becoming available in Halls Creek, Broome and Derby. Based on the Kununurra model that began three years ago, the program provides housing for Aboriginal people who live in the local area and are employed or in training.
The program offers:
- secure affordable housing
- support and assistance with home and money management
- links to community support networks
- money mentors to help with home ownership and personal wealth.
The Transitional Housing Program, already operating successfully in the East Kimberley, is being expanded in the West Kimberley in an initiative between the Housing Authority and Kimberley Development Commission. Made possible by a $33 million Royalties for Regions investment, the West Kimberley Transitional Housing Program is part of the $70 million West Kimberley Revitalisation. The program will deliver at least 40 houses in Broome and 20 in Derby, all to be completed in stages from October 2015.
The Halls Creek Transitional Housing Program in the East Kimberley is underpinned by the Kimberley Aboriginal Community Housing Program – Halls Creek component, also funded by Royalties for Regions, to deliver 15 houses in Halls Creek for Aboriginal people in employment.
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