Tenders Awarded

Tenders have been awarded under the Housing First Homelessness Initiative (HFHI) a key initiative to deliver the outcomes of All Paths Lead to a Home: Western Australia’s 10-Year Strategy on Homelessness 2020–2030.

The HFHI has four discrete components: The Housing First System Coordinator, The Housing First Support Service – Metropolitan and Regional; The Finding Home Program; and An Evaluation of the Housing First Homelessness Initiative.

The Awardees

Ruah Community Services has, in partnership with St. Patrick’s Community Support Centre and Wungening Aboriginal Corporation, been awarded $6.9 million to provide accommodation and wraparound supports to people in need across the Perth metropolitan area. Anglicare WA will receive $2.5 million to develop and deliver localised and essential supports to help people experiencing homelessness in the State’s largest regional city, in partnership with Doors Wide Open and Breakaway Inc.

Read the WA Government Media Statement here.

ACCO Consortium

Also, $6.8 million was awarded to Moorditj Mia ‘Strong Home’ program through an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation (ACCO) consortium. The partnership brings together Noongar Mia Mia, Wungening Aboriginal Corporation and Ngalla Maya Aboriginal Corporation to provide culturally appropriate assertive outreach, case management and after-hours support for individuals and families sleeping rough across the Perth metropolitan area. It will also expand capacity for ACCOs to deliver services in Western Australia longer-term.

Read the WA Government Media Statement here.

Ruah Community Services

This is in addition to Ruah Community Services being appointed the coordinating agency – or ‘backbone’ – of the HFHI late last year.

Further information on the HIFI and the Homelessness Strategy can be found here.