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40 years of homeless support in the South West (Business News: 29.05 24).

Accordwest has been part of the fabric of the community in the South West for more than 40 years and on the ground with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. As a start-up in 1983 the founders launched Bunyap, the Bunbury Youth Accommodation Project. Read more.

South west Housing Affordability Crisis gets national coverage

Accordwest CEO Evan Nunn on ABC News, Monday 27 May, discussing the current Australian Housing and affordability crisis, presenting solutions and vision for change including the recent Accordwest Symposium100, an emerging local initiative to fund construction of up to 100 social houses in the coming 12-24 months in WA’s South west. Watch the video

A groundbreaking moment: Excitement building as construction begins on new Collie transitional housing project

Accordwest’s mission to end homelessness in the South West is all coming together, with the ground-breaking Collie Transitional Housing Project now well into the construction phase. The exciting milestone brings to fruition an ambitious vision made possible by the State Government’s generous $1.4million Community Housing Grant. Once completed, the town of Collie will have three … Read more

South west unites to unlock housing for homeless in WA’s South west

A bold vision to design, fund and build at least 100 brand new social houses across the Southwest is closer to becoming a reality. On Friday May 10, leading South West homelessness services provider, advocate, and social housing provider, Accordwest, will bring together like-minded individuals, organisations, and businesses with philanthropic mindsets to take part in … Read more

Good things start at hello: Accordwest’s Hello Roadshow sparking life-changing connections in South west communities

The Southwest has had its first taste of Accordwest’s first ever Hello Roadshow, with Bunbury and Collie communities getting together earlier this week to say ‘kaya’ in support of those sleeping rough and doing it tough. Accordwest CEO Evan Nunn is thrilled with the response so far, with early signs suggesting communities are already throwing … Read more

Can tiny houses help curb homelessness?

With billions of dollars set to be pumped into social and affordable housing through the Federal Government’s Housing Australia Future Fund over the next five years, there’s hope some of that money will be used to create so-called ‘tiny houses.’ Listen to the full interview here.  

Tiny Houses project featured on ABC’s WA Statewide Drive

ABC covered our Tiny Houses project on their WA Statewide Drive program yesterday. We are excited to share its success with the broader community. Listen to the full interview with CEO Evan Nunn here (skip to 1:15).  

Accordwest thrilled to join BN Foundation Circle

Accordwest is thrilled to announce we have recently joined the Foundation Circle with Business News for the launch of its new Hearts and Minds initiative. Focussed on shining a light on community issues, connecting not-for-profit organisations with the business community, and elevating the stories and work this important sector achieved every day in Western Australia, … Read more

Tiny Houses project takes home ‘Best Regional Project or Initiative Award’ at the 2023 Shelter WA Homelessness & Community Housing Awards

Accordwest is excited to announce its Tiny Houses project was recognised with the ‘Best Regional Project or Initiative Award’ sponsored by Rio Tinto at the 2023 Shelter WA Homelessness & Community Housing Awards held on 19 September 2023 at the WA Museum Boola Bardip. The awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding contributions from organisations and … Read more

A site for sore eyes: demolition works underway for much-needed homelessness project

Accordwest’s mission to end homelessness in the South West is all coming together, with site works officially commencing early September on its exciting Bunyap Expansion Project – the latest in the organisation’s long history of successfully supporting people in the Bunbury community to live the way they choose to live. Stage one will involve demolition … Read more

#fosterlife launch event makes news headlines

The July 2023 launch of our Accordwest #fosterlife campaign has been recently covered by WA’s Business News Hearts & Minds initiative (read the full article here). We are honoured to say our article was viewed 215 times with 37% of readers scrolling 75% or more down the page. We’re thrilled at this level of engagement. … Read more

Accordwest hitting the road to deliver the South West’s biggest meet and greet

Accordwest is stepping up its mission to support more people in the South West and make homelessness a rare, brief, and one-time occurrence by launching a two-week tour designed to connect the community, break down barriers, and bring people together. Visiting five towns in the South West from October 2-13, the ‘Hello Roadshow’ will invite … Read more

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