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Three-way partnership to tackle youth homelessness

First sod turned at new PIF House, Clayton

On Monday 24 February, we celebrated the turning of the soil with Frasers Property Australia and the Lighthouse Foundation – marking the beginning of construction of the new PIF House Clayton, Victoria. It’s a proud milestone for everyone involved.

Frasers Property is building PIF House Clayton, which will house up to four disadvantaged youth and two live-in carers. Lighthouse Foundation will provide the wrap-around services and fund the carers. This is the third house Frasers has built as part of the PIF House Program. The generous company has previously built new homes at Blacktown (NSW) and Bonbeach (VIC).

At Clayton, a host of other companies and organisations are playing a part, donating materials, time, skills and expertise to the project. Partners include Corinthian Doors, Dulux Group, Austral Bricks, SMEG, Blind Factory and Beaumont Tiles, among many more.

The collaborative project will result in a brand-new home for at-risk youth, with a build value in excess of $500,000 donated to the cause.

Sarah Bloom, General Manager – Residential Victoria, at Frasers Property Australia says, “the house has been designed to create a warm, friendly, nurturing and calming atmosphere in a home-like environment for the young people and carers that will live there.

“The house will feature a timber pergola, an array of planter boxes, outdoor courtyard, a garage workshop, three-metre high ceiling in communal areas, floor-to-ceiling windows and multiple skylights to create an open and light environment, connected to nature.

“It’s a home anyone would be happy to live in, a space young people can feel welcome and safe in, with the support they need to reach the next stage of their lives,” Ms Bloom says.