The Property Industry Foundation (PIF) builds homes for homeless youth through its flagship 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.
The PIF House Program
Help us help young vulnerable Australians.
PIF’s goal is to build 125 bedrooms between 2018 and 2021. Since 2018 we have built 76 bedrooms and have another 30 in development. The bedrooms PIF has built provided 315 young people last year with shelter and a second chance at life.
The unique nature of the PIF House Program is in how it taps into the expertise and building capability of the property and construction industry. A six-bedroom house with a build price of $600k can be delivered for $300k or less thanks to in-kind donations of labour and goods from the industry. This means for every dollar donated, we deliver $2 worth of value.
PIF has more than 30 bedrooms in its pipeline for development. These include:
- A 6-bedroom house in Melbourne for Lighthouse Foundation. Frasers Property Australia has already committed to be the pro bono builder and PIF needs to raise $200,000 to get this build completed.
- A 9-bedroom house in Sydney for Catholic Care. This house will be for young mothers under 25 and their children. It will enable these mothers to increase their parenting skills and break inter-generational homelessness.
- A 12-bedroom house in Brisbane for Brisbane Youth Services. This house will provide transitional accommodation for young people looking to get their lives on track.
All funds raised will be allocated to the PIF House Program and help us to build more homes such as those mentioned above.