This episode is proudly sponsored by Indigenous Business Australia who serves, partners and invests with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who want to own their own future.


When Gnaala Karla Booja man Rodney Rankins talks about home ownership, his eyes light up with pride. He became the 19,000th home loan that Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) approved for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people since its inception.


Rodney has constructed his home in a new housing development in the Perth suburbs of Western Australia.


IBA’s home ownership program is one of the longest standing programs successfully supporting economic self-management and self-sufficiency for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


A recent Deloitte Access Economics study surveyed over 1000 people who had been through the IBA home loan program and found that nine out ten reported improved living conditions, self-esteem and overall happiness.


The study also found that since inception, the Indigenous Home Ownership Program has generated $895 million in social and economic benefit for homeowners, $483 million in economic activity through construction and over 1200 full time equivalent jobs.


For Rodney, home ownership was always a dream and he encourages others to put the work in to finding your goals.


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