Royalties for Regions grants ensured funding for the construction of 71 two-bedroom units across 11 shires in the Central Eastern Wheatbelt region. The independent living units developed by the CEACA Housing Project are suitable for older adults or those living with a disability and are designed to be easy care, reduce falls and accidents. This will enable older people and those living with a disability to remain living safely in the own homes and communities for longer.
Although we do give priority to those over 65 years and people living with a disability, we do invite applications from people on very low or low incomes. The primary purpose of the CEACA Housing Project was to construct age and disability appropriate houses that delivered the following outcomes:
1. Keep older people living in rural communities for longer through the provision of appropriate and affordable housing options.
2. Stimulate economic and employment growth via the construction and management of assets and provision of aged care services.
3. Create an asset base and cash flow that can be leveraged for the ongoing growth of community housing in the region.
4. Deliver efficient health and support services to the ageing community.
5. Provide affordable living options in the region for all ages or very low and low incomes.