HOUSING & ACCOMMODATION
Wunan believes a good home, together with real work and a proper education for children are the key ingredients for Aboriginal people and families in our region to re-establish control over their lives and enjoy making real choices.
Wunan sees housing as a key part of the socio-economic equation for Aboriginal people. Wunan housing provides alternatives that assist people to support themselves by creating a clear, affordable and viable pathway as they move from welfare to a working future. Our housing options are based on our innovative Transitional Housing model.
The Transitional Housing model views housing not just as ‘bricks and mortar,’ but as a powerful enabler for people to adopt constructive and sustainable lifestyles. This model creates a real and practical incentive for people and families to continue striving for self-reliance. By developing housing options that reward people for commitment and self-responsibility, the model ensures people are not rewarded for passivity.
Wunan Housing supports the varying needs of Aboriginal people by providing both supported and transitional housing options.
Provides Aboriginal people who are working, have a traineeship or apprenticeship or who are studying, with a place they can live independently whilst being supported to move forward into transitional or independent housing.
Burraluba Yura Ngurra Halls Creek Workers Hostel is a much needed facility that responded to concerns from the community about poor housing options for young working people in Halls Creek. The 24 bed facility consists of single quarters with en-suite bathroom facilities, commercial kitchen, family quarters, recreation room and managers’ quarters, all of which glue together to provide safe, affordable and supported accommodation for Aboriginal people from Halls Creek and the desert communities and assist them to take up work and training opportunities.
To find out more, please call Burraluba Workers’ Hostel on 9168 6783.
Transitional Housing provides stable, supported housing to assist Aboriginal people to develop independent lives and save for their own home. The award-winning program provides a range of support services to tenants, including advice on budgeting, positive lifestyles and home maintenance.
The program has been an outstanding success in Kununurra and Halls Creek, with several individuals and families already having made the transition into building or buying their own homes.
To be a successful applicant, you must meet the following conditions and be willing to make the transition into self-sufficiency and independence:
- Be in consistent and stable employment or paid training
- Ensure your children are attending school
- Be committed to Wunan’s support program
- Look after your house and pay your rent
To find out more, please call Wunan’s Transitional Housing Team on 9168 3881 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Wunan also provides a range of money management and home ownership programs that aim to provide Aboriginal people with pathways to financial independence and home ownership so that they can build a positive future for themselves.
Indigenous Money Mentor
The Indigenous Money Mentor delivers financial literacy education to improve the financial wellbeing of clients, including providing assistance to tenants in budgeting, financial literacy and accessing microfinance products. Wunan’s Indigenous Money Mentor can also help identify barriers to people reaching financial independence and act as an advocate for Transitional Housing Program participants.
Financial Capability Services
Financial Capability Services help Aboriginal people to develop longer-term capacity to budget and manage money. Our Financial Capability workers deliver financial literacy education and support, including community workshops, information and coaching, one-on-one budgeting assistance, and providing support to clients every step of the way.
Pathway to Home Ownership
Wunan’s Pathway to Home Ownership Program caters to Indigenous people looking to purchase or build their own home. The Indigenous Home Ownership Education (IHOME) package, designed by DSS and Indigenous Business Australia, is provided in conjunction with financial literacy education to improve financial capacity and encourage greater self-reliance, assisting people to build assets, develop savings and commence on the pathway to financial inclusion. The Pathway to Home Ownership Program has assisted clients in Wyndham, Kununurra and Halls Creek purchase their own homes.