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February 16, 2016

How much is that doggie in the window?

Thinking about bringing a pet into your home? It’s a big decision and one best made with your head rather than your heart. As much joy as they provide, pets also bring with them considerable expense – up to $25,000 across the average life of a dog or cat. Many costs are unavoidable. For example, […]

How much is that doggie in the window?

February 16, 2016

Patience has paid off for Dieudonne and his family

The former Burundi resident, who came to Australia as a humanitarian refugee nine years ago, had applied for a transfer from his Ballajura home that struggled to accommodate his family of five children. Homes of five bedrooms or more are rare in the affordable housing market, but when baby number six came along earlier this […]

Patience has paid off for Dieudonne and his family

February 16, 2016

Partnership realises Pilbara vision

Tenants will soon move into 12 new affordable housing units delivered as part of Foundation Housing’s Pilbara growth commitment to the State Government. The purpose-built units reside within the ‘Elements’ sub-division in South Hedland, which has earned developer Cedar Woods two nominations in the upcoming Urban Development Institute of Australia WA’s awards for excellence. One […]

Partnership realises Pilbara vision

February 16, 2016

Project delivers sense of place

A ‘place-making’ project at an eight-unit complex in Victoria Park is set to become a prototype for future initiatives by Foundation Housing and its strategic partners. The donation-driven project delivered significant lifestyle improvements for tenants in the Hubert Street property, including a new patio, outdoor pergola and greenery. While outcomes are too early to report […]

Project delivers sense of place

February 16, 2016

Partnership packs a punch

Many hands make light work, the saying goes, and it is true of recent successes at 100 Hampton Road, Fremantle. The Foundation Housing-managed building, home to almost 200 tenants, was the focus of an online crowd-funding campaign launched by socially-driven creative organisation FORM. Their target was to raise $20,000 for commercial kitchen equipment at the […]

Partnership packs a punch

February 16, 2016

First Foyer fans future

The growing success and reputation of Foyer Oxford in Leederville has spurred momentum for Foundation Housing’s bigger picture: the establishment of support-centric foyers for young people (16-25 years) in need throughout regional WA. General Manager Business Development Chris Smith said a number of key regional areas had already expressed interest in the foyer concept as […]

First Foyer fans future

February 16, 2016

Project sets out future accommodation options

Foundation Housing has completed a 12-month advisory project to inform future utilisation options for the City West Lotteries House (CWLH) site in West Perth. The organisation was approached by the CWLH Board to help assess current and future accommodation needs of the building’s tenants, all not-for-profit organisations. In partnership with architecture and urban design firm […]

Project sets out future accommodation options

December 22, 2015

Garden grows pride and potential

A wonderful idea is blooming in the once desolate grounds of Foundation Housing’s Frederick St lodge. A small team of residents is working with the participants of a Men’s Outreach project to create a large community garden where previously there was just a filled-in swimming pool and a sea of hot dust. The project, which […]

Garden grows pride and potential

October 30, 2015

Garage Sale brings a community together

Many Foundation Housing homes are units situated in complexes that form a small community. Recently the tenants of a complex of units in East Perth got together to hold a jumbo garage sale. Kevin, who was one of the main organisers of the sale, wrote about the experience for Foundation Focus. Talk about community housing […]

Garage Sale brings a community together

October 30, 2015

A helping hand for kidney patients

Foundation Housing is able to help a diverse range of disadvantaged people in WA through our partnerships with various community organisations. One such partnership, with Kidney Health Australia, has enabled us to provide accommodation for more than 70 families from rural WA who have had to stay close to a city hospital for kidney treatment. […]

A helping hand for kidney patients

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