Home partners with Homes for Homes to help support Australia’s homeless and housing crisis
We’ve partnered with leading Australian build-to-rent brand Home to help address Australia’s homelessness and housing crisis.
The collaboration marks a first for both parties, being the inaugural community partnership for Home and Homes for Homes’ foundational build-to-rent partnership. Funds raised will help support the creation of housing for Australians experiencing homelessness and disadvantage. Each night in Australia, more than 116,000 people experience homelessness, and a further 1.5 million live in housing stress.
The national partnership will be executed across the entire Home portfolio of build-to-rent properties, including Southbank and Richmond in Victoria, which are set to open in 2022. Docklands, also in Victoria and St Peters at Precinct 75, Parramatta and St Leonards in New South Wales will also join forces with us upon opening in the coming years.
Together, we’ll raise funds via a voluntary resident donation mechanism, which invites Home residents to make a tax-deductible donation equal to 0.1% of their annual rent each year. Home will also match resident donations. As the Home portfolio opens up, it is estimated that Home will contribute over $100,000 per year to Homes for Homes.
Head of Home, Christian Grahame said: “We’re proud to announce Homes for Homes as our first national community partner. Home strives to create a strong sense of community and are grateful for the opportunity to play our part in generating much needed support for Australians who are experiencing homelessness or housing stress.
“The build-to-rent model presents a new opportunity for Homes for Homes to work with Australia’s population of renters to support others in need. We’re proud to help facilitate change by becoming Homes for Homes’ foundational build-to-rent partner.
“We look forward to growing our partnership with Homes for Homes over the coming years to help them continue the admirable work they do to help fix Australia’s housing crisis.”
Our CEO Steven Persson said: “We are excited to welcome Home into the fold as a foundational build-to-rent partner. Homes for Homes is focused on increasing the supply of social and affordable housing. This partnership will raise funds to help realise our ambition at an extremely critical time for homelessness in Australia.”
“As the build-to-rent sector grows we look forward to working with Home and giving more people on the margins the experience of safe, secure and permanent housing.”