The Department of Communities has opened the Social Housing Economic Recovery Package – Grants Program.
The Social Housing Economic Recovery Package (SHERP) Grants Program will provide $92.8 million for new and upgraded community housing for hundreds of WA’s most vulnerable people. This includes new housing construction projects and refurbishment works which will create more fit-for-purpose homes to help address the State’s increasing social housing demands, along with specific funding for maintenance works in remote Aboriginal communities.
The SHERP Grants Program includes:
- New Builds Grant – Workstream 1: new build funding of $33 million for the Community Housing sector
- Refurbishment Grant – Workstream 2: refurbishment funding of $46.5 million for the Community Housing sector
- Remote Aboriginal Communities Maintenance Grant – Workstream 3: remote maintenance funding of $13.3 million for remote Aboriginal communities.
The Grants Program is part of the overall $319 million Social Housing Economic Recovery Package which is an important State Government initiative currently underway to increase the number of social housing dwellings in WA and to ensure the State’s ageing social housing stock remains fit for purpose and in the system for many years to come.
For more information please contact the SHERP Grants Team via SHERGPmailbox@communities.wa.gov.au.