Affordable Housing for Life Project takes shape


MYC AHFL News Story

Marist Youth Care's (MYC's) work on the Affordable Housing for Life for ‘at risk’ Young People Project (AHFL) is well underway, with the first two AHFL project houses due for completion by the end of the year.

MYC has been working with a number of experienced partners to implement the project, which aims to provide affordable social housing and employment opportunities in Western Sydney for at-risk young people via construction of homes. After contributing to the building of homes, young people have an opportunity to live in the home with no time limit to move on into alternative accommodation.

Whilst living in the homes, Marist Youth Care (the largest not-for-profit provider of residential care to youth at risk in Western Sydney) will continue to provide Case Management to enable the young people to move towards economic independence.

Building on the first two properties is now well underway and land is now being procured for homes three and four. It is anticipated that within the next few months, homes three and four will enter the construction phase. Houses one and two will be completed by December 2010 and the young people working on the project are excited about the prospect of moving in.

The initial equity contribution by the Federal Government's Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Jobs Fund Project has enabled the growth phase of the project to be secured.


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