A new $9.7 million program is set to boost home ownership opportunities for Aboriginal people in Broome.

Meaning ‘your home’ in the local Yawuru language, Jalbi Jiya will provide 25 properties to support home ownership and other goals for employment, education and wellbeing.

Seventeen properties will provide home ownership opportunities and a further eight will be used as long-term rentals.

Jalbi Jiya was co-designed by Nyamba Buru Yawuru and the Department of Communities, and made possible due to investment by the North-West Aboriginal Housing Fund.

For more information, email nwahf@communities.wa.gov.au.