Who We Are

Our History

Who We Are

Our History

The partnerships we’ve formed over the years have been instrumental in getting us to where we are today.

Establishment of Yumba-Meta Housing Association Limited 2 staff members.

Purchase of the first 8 homes.

Increased housing stock to 33 between 1975 to 1995.

Completed construction of 5×1 bedroom senior units in Garbutt.

Increased housing stock from 33 to 45 properties.

Completed first Management Manual funded under Department of Housing Best Practice Program.

Purchased 6 acres of land at Innes Estate Deeragun to develop an Elders Village.

Yumba-Meta Housing Association to be the first Indigenous Housing organisation in Australia to be fully accredited under the Queensland Community Housing Standards and Accreditation Council.

Entered into formal partnership with Australian Red Cross to manage the Homeless Early Intervention.

Funded to manage the Queensland Indigenous Alcohol Diversion Program.

Awarded management of the Reverend Charles Harris Diversionary Centre and Flora House Women’s Shelter.

Purchase of 26 acres of land at Thorn Street Mount Louisa to facilitate pathways for Indigenous home ownership

Received funding from the Nation building economic stimulus capital grants program to construct new dwellings. Three dwellings were demolished and replaced with multiple dwellings on each site resulting in 3 tenancies increasing to 7 tenancies.

Dale Parker Place medium-term supported accommodation with 25 places for single men and women.

Completed construction of the Ernest & Maud Hoolihan Elders Village. Granted management of 8 properties to support Indigenous people traveling from remote communities to access education, training and employment. Housing stock increased to 142 properties.

Official opening of the Ernest & Maud Hoolihan Elders Village of 16 x 2 bedroom detached homes, by the Queensland Minister for Housing and Public Works.

Received 5 additional properties under Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) taking the number of properties under ERAP to 13.

YMHAL Celebrates 40 years of service to the local community, granted registration under NRSCH as a Tier 2 Provider making YMHAL the first and only Tier 2 Indigenous Housing Provider in Queensland. Won the Australasian Housing Institute National Award for Service Innovation for the Ernest & Maud Hoolihan Elders Village. Purchased an additional 25 acres of land in Thorn Street to create a development of 41 home sites.

Received operational works approval from Townsville City Council for the Thorn Street Project.

Completed Hillside gardens and went to open market for sales.

Purchased community centre at 25 Acheron Avenue Cranbrook to facilitate the tutoring and mentoring program for young Indigenous children.
Approved registered provider for Specialist Disability Accommodation.

Received Development Approval for 1145 Riverway Drive Project.
Received $2.89mn Commonwealth Government towards capital construction of the Patient transition facility at 1145 Riverway Drive Rasmussen.
Entered into a partnership with the Ted Noff’s foundation to facilitate youth engagement in Townsville.
Awarded winner of the Australasian Housing Institute Queensland State award for Professional Excellence in Social Housing.
Received funding from Queensland State Government for Townsville Family Violence Support Service.