PIF House QLD
PIF House Brisbane
The PIF team are in the final planning stage for their newest project - PIF House Brisbane.
The PIF House Brisbane project will be the refurbishment of the existing 3-bedroom house on a property in Brisbane’s inner-north, as well as the construction of 3 x 1 bedroom apartments and 3 x 2 bedroom apartments – a total of 12 more bedrooms to add to the housing opportunities currently on offer for homeless young people.
With a build cost of $2.5 million and the January 2020 construction date fast approaching, PIF are putting the call out to the industry to donate whatever resources or services they can.
Homelessness has reached a crisis point in Australia, so PIF are committed to creating projects, such as PIF House Brisbane, to provide young people with a safe place to sleep and much needed support to take their place back in the community and transition to independent living.
PIF have had a fantastic year for fundraising, which has provided a base for the initial construction work, but support from the property industry is essential to ensure this project is completed for the homeless youths of Brisbane.
PIF are seeking in-kind donations of a range of building items and services including:
• Ceramic tiles
• Door hardware
• Doors and frames
• External works
• Flashing, gutters, downpipes
• Glazed windows & doors
• Joinery cabinetry
• Light & fan fixtures
• Masonry block
• Plumbing fixtures
• Reinforcing steel
• Roof sheeting
• Shower screens
• Structural steel
• Timber wall & floor framing
• Wall & ceiling linings
• Washroom accessories
PIF have launched the Piece by Piece campaign in order to spread the word about the PIF House Brisbane project. This campaign was created as a way to share project news, celebrate donations and increase awareness on the importance projects that help combat homelessness. Follow PIF on Facebook to keep up to date with the progress of PIF House Brisbane.
For more information on this project or to donate, please contact Emma via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other QLD building projects providing new or refurbished bedrooms
Play + Grow Centre, Toowong
The Foundation has gifted Anglicare Southern Queensland (ASQ) $90,000 in cash to develop a brand new “Play + Grow Centre” and through our network has provided in-kind services to refurbish their homeless women’s shelter in Toowong.
With in-kind support from the Foundation’s network, the Homeless Women’s Shelter, (formerly known as St Mary’s), will be redesigned and refurbished. The outcome is to reconfigure the rooms to include 8 x two bedroom pods so women who are pregnant can be accommodated in a pod together, or a woman with children could use a pod to herself.
Utilising the $90,000 cash donation from the Foundation, ASQ will build a play area for children to be called the “Play + Grow Centre”. The new play area will be attached to a workshop and learning space for the young women living in the homeless shelter, and will provide a space for outside play and interaction between mother and child.
Mothers will be able to supervise their children while attending education programs that help them to build skills, resilience and friendship.
Betty Willis Wing refurbishment, Toowoomba
The Foundation will contribute $68,000 to convert the ground floor of the Betty Willis Wing of 112 Mary Street into seven additional bedrooms to meet the increasing demand of homeless young people in Toowoomba.
The funds will also contribute to general maintenance, replacing the floor coverings within the wing, installing a security system and supplementation for an emergency housing support worker.
The Betty Willis Wing will offer private rooms with shared facilities, along with an on-site caretaker.
5-bedroom house, Windsor operated by Brisbane Youth Services. Completed 2014.