Increase the availability of transitional housing for homeless youth (aged 25 and under) through the PIF House Program.
Transitional housing is a stepping stone on the path to a brighter future. A young person will come from crisis accommodation into a transitional home for stability. Having a place to call home helps with establishing a routine, and getting back to school or going on to further education. It means they have a better chance of gaining employment. It provides a stepping stone towards something more permanent.
What’s the difference?
Crisis accommodation provides very short-term housing for people who need help immediately. PIF builds some crisis accommodation but primarily operates in the Transitional housing space.
Transitional housing is managed by community housing providers. This kind of accommodation provides interim housing for young people who are coming out of crisis accommodation for a period of 12 – 18 months to help them get back on their feet. This is the space we operate in.
Social housing also known as Community housing, is similar to public housing but is usually owned and managed by not-for-profits. Rent is generally a percentage of income.
Public housing is owned and managed by State Governments and is available long-term to people on very low incomes. Rent is calculated as a percentage of household income.
Affordable housing is for people on low to moderate incomes where rent is calculated at a percentage of market rent. Much like public housing and social housing, these are designed to be longer term situations.
Private rental is owned by individuals or non-government organisations and is available short-term – long term to people on moderate to high incomes.