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April 10, 2019

Don’t let your money go down the drain! Report water leaks

Recently one of our tenants was shocked to receive a much higher water bill than normal and had to negotiate a repayment plan with Water Corp.  The cause of the extra water usage was a faulty valve in the toilet cistern, which meant water was slowly, but constantly, being refilled 24 hours a day.    Over […]

Don’t let your money go down the drain!  Report water leaks

March 20, 2019

Verge collection treasure or bed bug hotel?

While it’s generally accepted that it’s fine to claim another man’s verge collection trash as your treasure, be careful you don’t bring home an unwanted house guest with your find. Some items, especially soft furniture and rugs, can be to home nasties like bed bugs.  Bed bugs are very, very difficult to eradicate once they […]

Verge collection treasure or bed bug hotel?

February 27, 2019

New Broome team making positive changes

Foundation Housing’s new team at its Frederick Street Lodge is bringing about positive improvements at the complex with rooms nearly full and residents thriving. Housing Coordinators Tammy and Josie have been in their roles for several months, with caretaker Katie joining earlier this year.  All three have been working hard to make Frederick St a […]

New Broome team making positive changes

February 21, 2019

We’re proud to sponsor Tenancy WA conference

Foundation Housing has been announced as a major sponsor of the 2019 WA Tenancy Conference, a two day event exploring issues around housing, tenancy and law reform. As the state’s largest landlord after the Department of Communities, the community housing provider is eager to support initiatives that benefit renters. This year the conference will examine […]

We’re proud to sponsor Tenancy WA conference

January 23, 2019

The cost of cancer

Cancer diagnosis and treatment can leave even public health patients with considerable out of pocket expenses.  If you’re on a tight budget to begin with, financial stress can be another unfortunate ‘side effect’ of your illness. Health Consumers’ Council – WA and Cancer Council Western Australia have created a survey to find out if people […]

The cost of cancer

December 19, 2018

Foundation Housing welcomes ALP Affordable Rental Housing Proposal

Foundation Housing believes the Labor Party’s election commitment to address affordable rental supply through subsidies for developers is a game changer for the community housing sector. Next year’s election still has to be fought but Foundation Housing is hugely excited by the opportunities that yesterday’s announcement presents. The organisation’s CEO Kathleen Gregory says, “For the […]

Foundation Housing welcomes ALP Affordable Rental Housing Proposal

November 27, 2018

Why we think it’s time to #raisetherate of Newstart

Tracey is 49 years old and has lived in a Foundation Housing unit for the last four years.  Although she has worked in the past, she’s been without any work at all for a number of years despite trying incredibly hard to find a job. In the meantime she gets by on a meager Newstart […]

Why we think it’s time to #raisetherate of Newstart

November 27, 2018

Season’s greeting from the CEO

Foundation Housing staff wish all our tenants hope, happiness and peace in their homes this Christmas. May 2019 bring you new opportunities, friendship and laughter. Please remember our staff are always happy to help you so you are happy in your home. Best wishes for a joyful festive season. Kathleen Gregory Chief Executive Officer Foundation […]

Season’s greeting from the CEO

November 27, 2018

Foundation Housing will be closed over Christmas and New Year

All our offices will shut at 12.00pm on Christmas Eve 24 December and open again at 8.30am on Wednesday 2 January.  You can email or leave a phone message for your Housing Coordinator during this time and they will respond to your query as soon as they return from leave. Emergency repairs over the Christmas […]

Foundation Housing will be closed over Christmas and New Year

November 27, 2018

Coping with Christmas

Christmas is a special time of the year, but for many people it can be extremely stressful. There are a lot of expectations around spending money or celebrating with family that are really difficult to meet, for lots of reasons.  If you find Christmas a hard time of year for these or other reasons, know […]

Coping with Christmas

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