Having access to safe and affordable housing is an issue affecting many of our Members. To help support Members who require assistance to address an urgent housing need, we created our Housing Support Program.
Gumala’s Housing Support Program aims to assist our most vulnerable Members who are struggling to secure safe and affordable housing. The Program provides wrap-around support to Members that is designed to meet individual needs and includes anything that will assist the Member in securing stable accommodation. Some examples of wrap-around support include, specialist referrals, connecting Members with local service providers, support for parents to get kids to school, tenancy support, helping Members secure employment, financial capability and resilience building, savings and budgeting, and advocacy.
Priority Housing Assistance
Members who are affected by a housing crisis and meet the Priority Assistance Eligibility Criteria, can have their Housing Application added to the Priority Housing Waitlist.
For Priority Housing Assistance to be appropriate for you, you will need to:
- Be a Gumala Member
- Meet Income Eligibility Limits
- Not own a home
- Meet 1 or more of the following priority assistance eligibility criteria.
- Be an Elder with an urgent housing need
- Be referred by a Specialist Service
- Be homeless or current housing is unsuitable or uninhabitable
- Have ongoing health condition requiring relocation for treatment (conditions apply)
- Live in a home that is affected by significant overcrowding
How to apply
To apply for our Housing Support Program, please complete a Housing Application form with as much information as possible. This can be completed online by downloading our Housing Application Form and emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone or in-person at a GAC office.
Once you complete your Housing Application form, you will receive an email from the Housing team confirming your application has been received and is being assessed.
The housing team will review your application and then get in touch with you to talk about your housing needs.
If you are eligible for Priority Housing Assistance, we will add your application to the Priority Housing Waitlist and the Housing team will contact you when we have suitable housing available, and you are next on the list.
The Housing team can provide wrap-around support to Members not immediately offered accommodation.Housing Application Form