The Department of Communities is responsible for delivering three streams of SHERP
The Social Housing Economic Recovery Package (SHERP) has been developed in an effort to protect and create jobs, boost industry confidence and encourage WA prospective homebuyers to build new homes. The Department of Communities (Communities) is responsible for delivering three streams of the SHERP, totalling $319 million, comprising:
Stream 1: $97 million to build or buy (off-the-plan) about 250 dwellings, to be used for either social or affordable housing, across both metropolitan Perth and regional areas between 2020‑21 to 2022‑23
Stream 2: $142 million to deliver refurbishments to 1,500 existing public and supported residential houses and Community Housing Organisation houses, including the costs to relocate tenants, between 2020‑21 and 2021‑22
Stream 3: $80 million for a targeted maintenance programs for 3,800 regional social housing properties – including, remote Aboriginal communities’ stock and subsidised housing for regional government workers in 2020‑21.
The Department of Communities invites Community Housing Providers to a Social Housing Economic Recovery Package (SHERP) webinar on Friday June 26 at 10:30am. It includes an overview and the desired program outcomes both economic and social. Opportunities for CHO involvement will be outlined for new builds, refurbishments and regional maintenance.
Click here to complete the webinar registration.