In a nutshell, we help Aboriginal tenants to meet tenancy obligations and stay housed. We do this by delivering specialised, whole-of-person tenancy support, working closely with clients individually to understand the type of barriers they may face to secure a home and to keep their home.
This can include helping our clients to navigate the ecosystem of support services, managing referrals and providing personalised psychosocial support.
A trusted community organisation, Noongar Mia Mia’s tenancy support services are grounded in culture. As such, we identify and address risk factors often missed by other providers.
For example, we explain to tenants their ‘rights and responsibilities’, including Housing Standards co-designed with community Elders. We also address address risk factors that initially led to their experience of homelessness, so they are best positioned to exit homelessness permanently.
Tenancy support has proven to be critical during the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring our tenants are supported to maintain their tenancy and wellbeing at a time of upheaval and crisis.