After months of restrictions, the Property Industry Foundation and Frasers Property have been able to get back on site and continue building a home for homeless youth which was halted by covid.
Frasers started the build for a 6-bedroom home in Clayton in February when it turned the soil to celebrate the construction of a new PIF House that will be operated by Lighthouse Foundation.
Then, with the world was turned upside down by covid, the decision was taken to halt the construction until the Property Industry Foundation and Frasers could get a view on how to proceed.
Now, with Melbourne out of lockdown the build is going ahead and as an industry we get a step closer to ending youth homelessness.
Frasers has done a cracking job by continuing with the build despite the challenging environment.
“Frasers Property has been able to keep this project moving during this difficult time for the whole community,”
“It’s been a rewarding experience for everyone working on the project to have something positive to focus on. We are grateful to be part of a dedicated team working hard to ensure PIF House Clayton is ready to welcome its residents home by mid next year.”
Sarah Bloom, General Manager, Residential Victoria at Frasers Property Australia.
Frasers Property is sponsoring and building the PIF House Clayton. A host of other companies and organisations are also playing a part, donating materials, time, skills and expertise to the project.
“The current challenges facing our whole community highlight how important it is to look after our most vulnerable in society. This is our way, as a creator of homes, to provide one of the most basic needs – safe shelter – for young people at risk of homelessness,” Ms Bloom says.
The 6-bedroom house will be a home for 4 homeless youth and 2 full-time careers. It’s the third house that Frasers has built as part of the PIF House Program. It has previously built PIF Houses at Bonbeach for Lighthouse and in Blacktown for Marist 180.
For the Property Industry Foundation this will bring the number of bedrooms it has created since 2018 for homeless youth to 82. Last year those bedrooms gave shelter to 314 young people, giving them the opportunity to rebuild their lives.
“PIF brings together the property and construction industry to have a tangible impact on youth homelessness,”
“It’s thanks to the generosity of partners like Frasers Property that we are able to build homes for homeless youth across Australia.”.
Kate Mills, Property Industry Foundation CEO.
If you are interested in being part of the Property Industry Foundation’s homes for homeless youth program, please contact us at 1800 313 116.