Role Title: Project Intern - Community Housing (Social Impact)
Organisation: Noongar Mia Mia
Internship Period: Summer (November - December)
Noongar Mia Mia (NMM) is a Community Housing Provider (CHP), and we are in the process of applying to become a Registered Housing Provider with the Department of Communities, which would make us the first Aboriginal-led CHP in WA; putting the right structures in place for registration will help us demonstrate our capabilities to Government and should lead to our growth within the community housing sector, making us able to service more Aboriginal people & their families living on Noongar country. Currently, we head-lease 60+ properties from the Department of Communities, applying a community-led cultural approach that gets amazing results; our 800-strong waitlist of people wishing to be housed with NMM indicates both the extent of community need and the value of our services.
As our evaluation intern for this project, you will be working with our Tenancy & Property Management Coordinator to review what is required for registration, work out anything that is missing from our current data collection procedures, explore how our team can best collect data in order to gauge whether we are meeting expected outcomes, create tools we can use for measuring our impact (tenant surveys, etc.) and start the impact measurement process (joining our tenancy support worker in meeting with tenants, etc).
Our mission is to contribute towards socioeconomic inclusion of First Nations people in Western Australia by setting the right foundations to thrive. We create pathways for First Nations people in the Southwest of Western Australia from homelessness to home ownership in a respectful, culturally-appropriate fashion aligned with the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, through a whole-of-person wraparound model of cultural housing, property management, psychosocial support, advocacy and collaboration, acknowledging the complexity of factors leading to Indigenous homelessness. We embed Aboriginal culture into all we do, and amplify the voices of our mob – nothing for us, without us.