Employment and Education Housing
Yumba-Meta Limited provides accommodation and a support base to people travelling from remote communities to access employment, education or training.
Yumba-Meta Limited’s Employment and Education Housing Program provides transitional accommodation and a support base to Indigenous peoples relocating from remote communities to the Townsville region for employment, education or training.
Under this program, Yumba-Meta manages 13 dedicated tenancies.
To be eligible to apply for this housing program, applicants must meet certain criteria. Firstly, they must be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person from a community considered remote, or relocated from a community two years before applying. Secondly, they must be either a secondary school student or 18 years or over. Thirdly, they are able to provide evidence of an offer of full-time enrolment in an approved course, or an offer of full-time employment or ongoing training.
The goal of the program is to assist tenants in improving their economic circumstances through long-term employment, education and training. By providing stable housing and local assistance, tenants are better supported to complete their education, training or employment.
This program also enables families to stay together where one or more household member needs to relocate for employment, education or training.