Renovation delivers new base for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander housing charity
The Beenleigh Housing & Development Company (BHDC), known as Jinndi Mibunn, has quickly settled into its new premises in Eagleby.
BHDC, founded in 1994, is a notfor-profit registered community-based charity that ‘aligns with Indigenous ways of knowing and Indigenous ways of doing’.
It strives to support, enhance and transform the lives of its members in culturally supportive and regenerative ways, including assisting them to find sustainable housing.
Councillor Karen Murphy handed over the keys to the renovated property at 1 Bishop St, Eagleby, to BHDC members at a small ceremony late last year.
‘The property has been painted inside and out, with new flooring, new fencing and air conditioning,’ Cr Murphy says.
‘We hope that BHDC enjoys many years to come in their new office and I look forward to working with them for our community.’
BHDC Chief Executive Officer Will Davis, a Cobble Cobble man who grew up in Eagleby and still has family there, says the new office provides a visible presence in Eagleby for local First Nations people.
‘We are a community-focused organisation, so to have a base within the community we serve is very special for us,’ Will says.
‘We appreciate the support Council has given us to provide a space our whole community can be proud of as we search for more community development and housing solutions for those most in need.’