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Just Home Margaret River

Just Home Margaret River

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Just Home Margaret River Inc is a housing justice organisation that works to ensure that all people in our community have access to appropriate, accessible, low cost, secure and sustainable housing and shelter options for people.

Our grassroots movement for housing justice was formed in 2015, and is proudly led by people with lived experience of homelessness or housing stress, in solidarity with community allies and supporters. We estimate that 100 people are homeless in Augusta Margaret River (WA), and hundreds more are at high risk of homelessness. Members of our community are living on the street, in a car, in tents in the bush, in caravan parks, in hostels, and couchsurfing. The key cause of homelessness in our community is the high unaffordability of housing, where rental prices are the highest in South West Western Australia.   

Your donation can help us achieve our major projects to try to tackle homelessness in our community:

Housing Advocacy Project: We have employed a part-time Housing Advocacy Officer who works with community members experiencing or at risk of homelessness to access housing. Our HAO currently works with 75 people and their 61 children, and the figures grow weekly. 

Social housing: Just Home is working with the local government, state government, community housing providers and private firms to help facilitate the development of social housing in our community. A potential project includes a low-cost eco-village. 

Crisis accommodation: Just Home is working with community partners to identify local needs for crisis accommodation in Augusta Margaret River. 

Peer support: Just Home supports people experiencing homelessness to connect with each other in community, with events, activities, and peer support groups.  

Advocacy and activism: Just Home participates in advocacy and activism for policy reforms at local, state and federal government levels to ensure that everyone has secure shelter. 

Just Home continues to raise community awareness of homelessness and housing injustice, through community events, fundraising activities, media articles and social media. We are building a movement of people and organisations committed to preventing homelessness and ensuring that all community members have secure, safe, sustainable and affordable housing. Just Home has influenced our community to be more compassionate. 

You can support our movement!

Just Home is a volunteer-run organisation with minimal funds. Your donation will help fund our Housing Advocacy Officer wages and program, help cover our administrative costs (such as insurance and communications), and support us to implement our ambitious, community-based plan for housing justice. 

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Contact Details

C/O Margaret River Community Centre, 33 Tunbridge St
MARGARET RIVER WA, 6285

0431150836

Are donations tax deductible?

Yes

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.