Funds to boost help to find affordable housing options

Chloerissa EadieSouth Western Times
Alliance Housing chairwoman Judy Jones, Bunbury MLA John Castrilli, Lotterywest board member Miriam Borthwick and chief executive officer Mike Bateman discuss the centres new location.
Camera IconAlliance Housing chairwoman Judy Jones, Bunbury MLA John Castrilli, Lotterywest board member Miriam Borthwick and chief executive officer Mike Bateman discuss the centres new location. Credit: Jon Gellweiler

Alliance Housing Bunbury will be able to help more people find affordable housing options after receiving a grant from Lotterywest today.

The organisation will move from an ageing office on Forrest Avenue to Albert Road, Bunbury, which will meet their increased demand for services.

Alliance Housing chairwoman Judy Jones said the community housing organisation had alleviated homelessness in the South West.

The organisation manages 100 properties in the region, but Ms Jones said it would increase in the years to come.

“This is another step in our journey and the management of our organisation will be able to expand,” she said.

Bunbury MLA John Castrilli said the $180,000 would be a clean slate to help fit out the vacant properties.

“Over the past five years Alliance Housing has doubled its housing stock and in so doing ensured many more individuals and families in need have a roof over their heads,” he said.

Lotterywest board member Miriam Borthwick said it was the fourth contribution to Alliance Housing since its conception in 1997.

“Alliance Housing has received this grant because of the good work, efficiency and impact they are having to change people’s lives,” he said.

“They are doing superb things and 100 residences is a lot and it takes a lot of planning, so all credit to Alliance Housing.”

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