The Western Australian Government has donated $2.2 million towards building 18 prefabricated houses in North Fremantle, Perth, for women over the age of 55 who are homeless.
The grant funded by Lotterywest was presented to St Patrick’s Community Support Centre and My Home Australasia. It is also being funded by the Mindaroo Foundation and the Sisters of St John of God.
My Home will build the houses with prefabricated wall, roof and floor panels delivered to and erected on the government-owned site, ready for the builder to fit out the houses.
St Patrick’s will allocate the dwellings to clients, and facilitate the tenants’ access to support services to help them sustain their tenancies and live as independently as possible in the community.
Tenants will pay rent, which will be calculated as if they live in public housing.