On the 14th of March, audience members gathered at The Joan for the community launch of Journey to Social Housing

The Journey to Social Housing project brought together a group of older social housing tenants from Penrith, The Hawkesbury and the Blue Mountains to discuss their stories of securing housing through Western Sydney based Wentworth Community Housing.

The result is Journey To Social Housing, a collection of courageous stories shared through films, photographs and podcasts, describing each participant’s journey to secure housing for themselves and their families.Their messages help us to understand why the stigma and stereotypes they face are unjustified and that having access to housing should be a universal right. 

Journey to Social Housing is a project by Wentworth Community Housing, delivered in partnership with CuriousWorks. Though the community event has passed, you can still see the large scale window installations at The Joan and learn more about the tenants and view their stories on their website here.

All event photos taken by Sivani Yaddanapuddi.

Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.

OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED ON THARAWAL COUNTRY. OUR WORK TAKES US ACROSS THARAWAL, DHARUG AND  GANDANGARA COUNTRY. WE ACKNOWLEDGE THE TRADITIONAL OWNERS OF THE LAND ON WHICH WE WORK, AND PAY OUR RESPECTS TO ELDERS PAST, PRESENT AND EMERGING.