This Christmas, CBRE has helped to give homeless youth a safe home by donating a total of $9,000 to our Christmas Appeal in lieu of gifts to clients. For each $1 that CBRE donated, we create $2 of value by building a safe and secure place through our PIF House Program. That means that CBRE’s donation creates a value of $18,000 in revenue to go towards a new PIF House, like the one in Dulwich Hill.
44,000 young Australians have no place to call home, which is the equivalent of the population of Port Macquarie or Albury. This figure is pre COVID-19, and since then, initial reports have shown that COVID-19 is exacerbating the drivers of family conflict and making it harder for services to provide support to children and young people already in crisis. It is going to be a tough Christmas for a lot of young people.
We all know that having a place to call home is a source of stability. A home is a place of safety and routine and people who support and encourage you. With the support from CBRE this Christmas, the Property Industry Foundation will be able create a home for those young Australians in need – with care and support. We have built 74 bedrooms for homeless youth in the past 3 years, and our aim is to build 40 bedrooms in 2021. If you want to support the cause and give more homeless young people a place to call home during these turbulent times, donate to our Christmas Appeal before 31 December.
 Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2016
 Danielle Thornton, David Politanski, Joseph Borlagdan & Shelley Mallett: COVID-19 Insights Children and young people on the edge of care, out of home and alone. Research & Policy Centre, Brotherhood of St Laurence. July 2020.