Bethanie to share in $39M WA social housing grant

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Bethanie Housing will receive $5 million from the WA Government to build Over-55s apartments as part of a $39 million social housing grant.

The WA-based Not For Profit will build a low-income seniors housing development comprising 50 apartments in Fremantle, with the grant coming from the State Government’s Social Housing Economic Recovery Package (SHERP).

According to WA Housing Minister John Carey (pictured), the McGowan Government has made meeting the needs of diverse tenants across the state – particularly those struggling with the tight private rental market – a “top priority”.

“The SHERP New Build Grants program is a substantial investment to help meet this priority by enabling the construction of much needed new social housing with a variety of dwelling types and configurations. 

“The grants will support projects estimated to be worth more than $60 million that will deliver new housing for a wide range of individuals and families including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, young people, people with disability, seniors, and women and children leaving family and domestic violence situations,” he said.

Bethanie has 502 social housing units across WA as at November 2021, including 104 units at Dalyellup (pictured top).