The Canberra Raiders 60-6 point victory over the Wests Tigers in round eight had far-reaching effects then just what was displayed on the scoreboard. The Raiders support for the 'Homes for Homes' fundraising intiative means that $400 from every try and $200 from every goal scored by the Raiders at GIO Stadium goes directly to Home for Homes.
$14,700 has currently been raised from the Raiders first five home games, with the potential for much more in the remaining home games if the Raiders attack continues to click like it did against the Tigers.
The Raiders commitment to Homes to Homes is via a partnership with new sponsor Denman Prospect, who are currently building a new suburb in the Molonglo Valley district of Canberra.
Currently, there is a critical shortage of affordable homes and thousands of Australians are homeless each night. With the Homes for Homes initiative, 0.1% of the sale proceeds of all land sold in Denman Prospect will go to towards more affordable housing.
In addition there will be a permissive (voluntary) caveat on the title of all future sales, meaning homeowners can choose to donate a tax deductible 0.1% of their property price to Homes for Homes at the time they sell. For example, a $500,000 property transaction would mean a $500 contribution. This fantastic scheme means that Denman Prospect and its community will forever be part of the solution to reduce homelessness.
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