Bridge in Communities Initiative
Bridge Housing works in the diverse communities in which we operate to have a positive impact on people’s lives.
We work in partnership with tenants, tenant groups, community organisations, the not-for-profit sector, businesses and all levels of government to support the growth and development of sustainable and inclusive communities where people have the opportunity to take control of their own lives and participate actively in society.
Bridge Housing's Ha Nguyen, John Nicolades and Julie Cleary enjoy NAIDOC Family & Sports Day 2017
Bridge Housing is committed to celebrating diverse communities and strengthening community connections through the Bridge Housing in Communities initiative. We do this is by attending significant community events to promote the services that Bridge Housing offers and hold at least two in-house events annually to raise awareness, engage diverse communities, promote accessibility and celebrate diversity.
Bridge Housing enjoyed a great day at the NAIDOC Family and Sports Day as part of NAIDOC week in July 2017.
This local Indigenous event is held at the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence in Redfern and brings together the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and the wider community to celebrate culture, language, identity and Indigenous excellence.
Bridge Housing were there to speak with people about community and affordable housing and provide assistance to apply for housing through Pathways. There was something for everyone with over 35 stalls, sports competitions, live music, BBQ lunch and games for all ages!
In 2017 Bridge Housing attended the Yabun Festival, the biggest one-day Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural event in Sydney. Yabun showcases the rich and diverse culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples though dance, music, sport, ideas, products, food and services.
Bridge Housing was fortunate to be part this year’s festival festival, providing information about how Aboriginal people can access community housing through the NSW Government’s Housing Pathways housing allocation system.