The Institute worked with a senior Lending Manager from Westpac from January to May (through the Jawun network) to support Cape York families to assess and improve their financial capacity to take up mortgages and apply mainstream bank valuations for home ownership leases in Hope Vale.

This has led to an ongoing working partnership between the Congress of Clans, the Institute and St. George Bank.

This work has been critical in guiding current land-reform work and building the capacity of Congress and local families to have real choice and become homeowners in the near future.