Private landlords

Foundation Housing uses its extensive property management expertise to work in partnership with private landlords who are willing to let their investment property to us through a head lease arrangement in exchange for a range of attractive benefits.

20 Lives 20 Homes Fremantle

This program provides affordable long-term housing and extensive support to some of the most vulnerable homeless people in Fremantle so they can stabilise and build a solid foundation for a better future.

Homes within the program are managed by Foundation Housing on a ‘Head Lease Agreement’.  The clients residing in them are charged a weekly rent that is subsidised by the State Government at a similar rate to social housing properties.

“We are very pleased to hear the tenant is settling in.  We are happy to support in anyway we can and congratulations on the program.” HM – 20L20H Fremantle Landlord

A number of community service organisations provide 20 Lives 20 Homes clients with wrap around services, including outreach and intensive support delivered by St Patrick’s Community Support Centre and Ruah Community Services.

20 Lives 20 Homes Fremantle is supported by the Department of Communities.

The benefits for landlords participating in the program include a guaranteed income for 12-months with no property management fees, plus the satisfaction of knowing they are using their asset to help those in need.

If you would like to learn more about 20 Lives 20 Homes, including whether your property may be suitable, contact Kylie at

“Delighted to be able to participate and hopefully change lives for the better. Go well.” PK – 20L20H Fremantle Landlord

Homes for Carers


This program secures properties in the private rental market under a head lease agreement to provide homes for children in care and their carers. The program is managed by Foundation Housing Ltd in partnership with the WA State Government, through the Department of Communities.

The purpose of the program is to unite a child in foster care with a family member such as a grandparent who is willing to care for the child, but who doesn’t currently live in a home suitable for the child to move in to. Usually, this is because the existing home has an insufficient number of bedrooms. The tenants are selected by the Department of Communities and referred to Foundation Housing for placement. Only tenants who have demonstrably good tenancy records are considered for the program.

 Attractive incentives for Landlords

• A guaranteed income for the duration of the 2 year contract
• No administrative and property management fees
• Reduced property maintenance costs
• Tenants with good tenancy records
• The property returned to them in the same condition it was given (barring fair wear and tear)
• An opportunity to partake in economically sustainable philanthropy.

We are currently seeking large homes (4 plus bedrooms) in the Perth metropolitan area.

Email us to receive a brochure with further details, or call Jo Arthur from Foundation Housing, to discuss opportunities for leasing your property.
Jo Arthur 08 9422 0705

The Department of Communities are also running a program that offers social housing leasing opportunities to landlords.  For further information on this program click here

Contact Us Office Locations

Office Hours:
8:30am to 4:30pm

297 Vincent Street
Leederville WA 6007

PO Box 214, Leederville, WA 6902

T: (08) 9422 0700
F: (08) 6311 7314

Office Hours:
10.00am to 2.00 pm weekdays (or by appointment)

Unit 6/17 – 19 Foundry Road
Midland WA 6056

T: (08) 6274 3900

Office Hours:
10.00am to 2.00 pm weekdays

100 Hampton Road
Fremantle WA 6160

Reception is located at the end of Ashburton Terrace

T: (08) 9239 0700

Office Hours:
By appointment only

Sanori House, Suite 3, 126 Grand Boulevard
Joondalup WA 6027

T: (08) 9422 0700

Office Hours:
10.00am to 2.00 pm weekdays (or by appointment)

34 Frederick Street
Broome WA 6725

T: (08) 9193 7641

Office Hours:
10.00am to 2.00 pm weekdays (or by appointment)

3A/3 Brand Street
South Hedland WA 6722

T: (08) 9172 9700