The Hon. Simone McGurk MLA Minister for Community Services has announced three local government areas shortlisted for the second Common Ground project.
They are the City of Mandurah, the City of Fremantle and the City of Stirling. This is in addition to the common ground facility which will be built in the Perth CBD.
Common Ground is a model of permanent, supported housing in a purpose-built complex, for adults who have experienced chronic homelessness or are low income earners.
The model is based on a ‘housing first’ approach, where people experiencing homelessness and rough sleeping are placed in housing as a first priority and provided with wrap around supports. Further information on Common Ground can be found here.
You can read the Minister’s speech which references the new areas in Hansard here.