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In April 2015, Nyamba Buru Yawuru and the Kimberley Development Commission launched the Yawuru Home Ownership Project (Y.H.O.P.) in a partnership with Keystart to provide shared equity home ownership opportunities for Yawuru people.

Successful applicants were drawn via a ballot system and later that year began their journey to home ownership. The video below shows one of the project success stories (captions and transcript available).

Transcript

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I’ve been a month since I was 15 so
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that’s life for me that’s all I know
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I’ve always wanted to have my own home
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but it just seemed like it was
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impossible I wanted the kids to have
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something a place that was ours I didn’t
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belong to somebody else and then the
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project came about and it was a way to
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get into homeownership I think for a lot
00:27
of Aboriginal people homeownership has
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never really been an option but now I
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see a lot of young indigenous people
00:35
going into homeownership and it’s a
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sense of pride it’s pretty daunting it’s
00:40
pretty scary but it’s it’s exciting as
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well it’s concrete and it’s there and
00:46
it’s yours and it’s home
00:49
[Music]

Page last updated: Thu Dec 13 2018 12:58:09 PM

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