PIF House Program

PIF House Program

Building homes and providing support for at-risk and homeless young people

The national PIF House Program builds homes for at-risk and homeless young people across NSW, Victoria and Queensland. In these homes, carers and counsellors provide support and mentoring to rebuild young lives.

The Foundation is enabled to deliver the PIF House Program through generous donations from many of our property industry consultants, builders, suppliers and supporters who provide their time, expertise, goods and services by way of in-kind and cash contributions.

This year we are constructing three homes in Sydney that will provide 27 young people with a safe place to sleep and start to build independent lives. In Brisbane, the first PIF House was built in Windsor in 2014 and accommodates five young people plus a live-in carer. We have completed two houses in Melbourne, which provide safe, nurturing homes for up to eight young people at a time.

In the next 5 years, our target is to build 125 bedrooms for at-risk and homeless young people and provide them with counselling and life skills to transition to independent living.
PIF Houses provide a home for young people who are being assisted by our Charity Partners to overcome life challenges. In these homes they are guided to take their place back in the community to either study or to find work and eventually transition to independent living.

About PIF House

While different Charity Partners operate each PIF house, they all have similar residential programs that create:

  • a nurturing, positive place that promotes life skills, education and a transition to independence.
  • a therapeutic environment where young people have opportunities to overcome their difficulties.
  • support that helps young people rebuild their lives and return to the community to live independently.

As part of the PIF House Program, the Foundation works with a number of state-based and national Charity Partners who specialise in caring for at-risk young people and making a difference to the serious and persistent of youth homelessness. The expertise of our Charity Partners allows them to successfully deliver valuable social outcomes under this program.



 7 bedroom house – Redfern, Sydney operated by Salvation Army. Opened in 2012.

Under Development

Two 12 bedroom houses – Wesley Dundas, Sydney. The project consists of the refurbishment of two buildings, Wesley Herring House and Wesley Lynford Lodge, supported by the Property Industry Foundation’s PIF House Program and Lendlease. Due for completion in 2017.

6 bedroom house – Blacktown, a Property Industry Foundation project for Marist180 with Frasers Property Australia providing design services, construction expertise and project management, due for completion in 2017.


Building projects providing new or refurbished bedrooms


  •  two 10-bedroom houses at Sutton Forest operated by Father Riley Youth Off the Streets
  •  emergency accommodation at Surry Hills operated by Salvation Army
  •  11-bedroom house, Canyonleigh operated by Father Riley Youth Off the Streets
  •  6-bedroom house at West Nowra operated by William Campbell College
  •  6-bedroom house at Robertson operated by Sir David Martin Foundation
  •  5-bedroom house at Emu Plains operated by Marist Youth Care
  •  6-bedroom house at Dulwich Hill operated by Stepping Stone House
  •  5-bedroom house in Manly operated by The Burdekin Association
  •  14 bedroom house in Lewisham operated by Wesley Mission
  •  Two 5-bedroom houses, Five Dock operated by Catholic Care



New 6-bedroom house – Bonbeach, Melbourne, operated by Lighthouse Foundation. Building Partner, Australand (now known as Frasers Property Australia). Completed 2014.


New 6-bedroom house – Coburg, Melbourne, operated by Lighthouse Foundation. Building Partner, Henley Properties. Completed 2016.

Click here to see photos from the official opening



Building projects providing refurbished bedrooms

  • 5 x bedroom house in Heathmont operated by Lighthouse Foundation. Project Manager, Montlaur. Building Partner, Buildcorp Interiors. 2015.
  • 6 x bedroom house in Boronia operated by Lighthouse Foundation. Project Manager and Building Partner, Watpac. 2012.
  • 6 x bedroom house in Cheltenham operated by Lighthouse Foundation. Project Manager and Building Partner, Probuild. 2010.



Building projects providing refurbishment

 5-bedroom house, Windsor operated by Brisbane Youth Services. Completed 2014.