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.
is available to young Aboriginal people who are currently working, studying or undertaking traineeships or apprenticeships. Wunan House is a 16 bed residential hostel that provides single and shared rooms with en-suite facilities, common areas, computer and internet access along with three quality meals per day.
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.
Part of the Commonwealth investment in the East Kimberley Development Package. Transitional Housing is designed to create a strong incentive for aspiring tenants to be employed and is designed to enable this objective and encourage people to build independence and reach their potential on the housing continuum by:
- Removing a key barrier – priority housing for workers directly addresses one of the main barriers to employment and provides a stable foundation from which participants will be able to engage in employment, education and training
- Creating a strong incentive to be employed and stay employed – the prospect of a good house is a strong motivator for people with poor alternatives, and the risk of losing the house provides a strong incentive to maintain effort
- Providing tailored support to help tenants succeed by building on their commitment to make positive life changes and move towards independence