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 have constrcuted one home in Sydney with two more to open soon, providing a total  27 young people at a time 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 young people.

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.

 

Click here to view our upcoming PIF House projects

COMPLETED PROJECTS:

Click here for images of PIF HOUSE WESLEY DUNDAS

Project: Thank you to Lendlease - major sponsor of this significant community project; the building team has developed four houses and 2 residential quarters for house-carers through the refurbishment of two buildings - Wesley Herring House and Wesley Lynford Lodge, on a community site owned by Wesley Mission. The two buildings has been designed to create the four houses - in total 24 bedrooms.

The Property Industry Foundation has contributed $800,000 toward the $1.7m construction costs, as well as assisted Lendlease with sourcing donated services and supplies for the project; as well as committed $300,000 donation each year for the next 5 years to assist with managing the facility.

Click here to learn about Wesley Mission's Take Charge of Your Life program

Officially opened 27 November 2017. Click here for the invitation and program

Click here for media articles Parramatta Sun | Insights Magazine

Click here for photos Official Opening | Workabees | Bunnings Workabee

Click here to watch Lendlease and Property Industry Foundation thanks to the project's subcontractors and suppliers

Click here for images of PIF HOUSE BLACKTOWN

Project: Frasers Property Australia - major sponsor of this important community project, has developed a large family home for 5 homeless young people and a special room and counselling area for house-carers.  The original house was demolished soas to create a brand-new home.

A special thank you to Frasers Property for providing probono design services, construction expertise and project management to deliver this outstanding project.

The Property Industry Foundation contributed $220,000 toward the $520,000 construction costs, as well as assisted Frasers Property with sourcing donated services and supplies for the project.

Officially opened 11 August 2017. Click here for the invitation | program | watch our  Opening video

Click to view the media articles The Daily Telegraph | Liverpool City Champion | Financial Review | Sydney Morning Herald

Click to view photos and articles Official Opening | Frasers Property Workabee | Urbis Workabee

Click here for images of PIF HOUSE DULWICH HILL

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Click here for images of PIF HOUSE REDFERN

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Click here for images of PIF HOUSE NOWRA-ONE

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Click here for imagers of PIF HOUSE NOWRA-TWO

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Other NSW building projects providing new or refurbished bedrooms

  •  14 bedroom house in Lewisham operated by Wesley Mission
  •  Two 5-bedroom houses, Five Dock operated by Catholic Care
  •  two 10-bedroom houses at Sutton Forest operated by Father Riley Youth Off the Streets
  •  11-bedroom house, Canyonleigh operated by Father Riley Youth Off the Streets
  •  6-bedroom house at Robertson operated by Sir David Martin Foundation
  •  5-bedroom house at Emu Plains operated by Marist180
  •  5-bedroom house in Manly operated by The Burdekin Association
  •  emergency accommodation at Surry Hills operated by Salvation Army

 

Complete

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


 Complete

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.