Good 360
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES FOR THE COMMON GOOD
NEWS  |  Good Business, Social Enterprise

Collaboration for National Rehousing Program


Friday, 19th December 2014 at 9:39 am
Xavier Smerdon, Journalist
Victorian-based Housing and homelessness provider, HomeGround Services has joined forces with online property group, realestate.com.au to establish a national rehousing program.

Friday, 19th December 2014
at 9:39 am
Xavier Smerdon, Journalist


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
Collaboration for National Rehousing Program
Friday, 19th December 2014 at 9:39 am

Victorian-based Housing and homelessness provider, HomeGround Services has joined forces with online property group, realestate.com.au to establish a national rehousing program.

Up to 300 women and children escaping family violence are expected to benefit from the collaboration between HomeGround Services and REA Group, the operator of realestate.com.au.

The collaboration was announced with the support of anti-family violence campaigner Rosie Batty highlighting that Christmas is a period when the cases of family violence and the number of deaths it causes are at their highest in Australia.

In March 2014 HomeGround opened a Not for Profit real estate agency offering property and tenancy management services to investors and socially minded property owners.

“The support of realestate.com.au will enable the establishment of a new national Rapid Rehousing Fund,” HomeGround Services CEO, Dr Heather Holst said.

“The initiative will divert women and children away from homelessness and into housing that is safe, secure, affordable and permanent.

“This is part of a $3 million wider commitment from realestate.com.au to combat homelessness in Australia.

“Domestic and family violence remains a leading cause of homelessness. Nationally, 33 per cent of all those receiving assistance from housing support agencies were escaping domestic or family violence.”

In the last 12 months in Victoria an additional 5,000 women and children came into the system due to family violence, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

“The support of realestate.com.au will increase our capacity to identify and manage more affordable housing stock to assist in alleviating and preventing homelessness. It will be of significant benefit to women and children escaping family violence with funds available to rapidly re-house these families in the private rental market,” Dr Holst said.

REA Group CEO, Tracey Fellows said; “We are fortunate to be in a position that we can contribute to this vital resource that has such an immediate and lasting impact. The support that REA Group provides will help those fleeing domestic violence to hold down jobs, continue their children’s’ education and to build a future in a safe and stable environment.”

Dr Holst said the partnership is a leading example of how community and corporate organisations in Australia can work together to create “a more caring and inclusive country where solutions to societal issues are tackled collaboratively and creatively”.


Xavier Smerdon  |  Journalist |  @XavierSmerdon

Xavier Smerdon is a journalist specialising in the Not for Profit sector. He writes breaking and investigative news articles.

FEATURED SUPPLIERS


Yes we’re lawyers, but we do a lot more....

Moores

HLB Mann Judd is a specialist Accounting and Advisory firm t...

HLB Mann Judd

NGO Recruitment is Australia’s not-for-profit sector recru...

NGO Recruitment

Brennan IT helps not-for-profit (NFP) organisations drive gr...

Brennan IT

More Suppliers

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

A Busy Year in the Fight Against Family Violence

Wendy Williams

Tuesday, 22nd November 2016 at 11:28 am

Voting Opens For Sector’s Most Influential

Wendy Williams

Monday, 21st November 2016 at 2:13 pm

Pro Bono Australia Launches 2016 Impact 25 – Nominate Now

Lina Caneva

Thursday, 3rd November 2016 at 10:14 am

Rosie Batty Takes the Wheel of the Luke Batty Foundation as CEO

Wendy Williams

Friday, 15th July 2016 at 4:29 pm

POPULAR

Red Cross Moves to Wage-Based Fundraising Model

Lina Caneva

Thursday, 16th November 2017 at 8:30 am

Disability Advocacy Group Fights to Restore State Funding

Luke Michael

Thursday, 9th November 2017 at 8:37 am

Concerns Raised Over New ACNC Board Appointments

Luke Michael

Monday, 20th November 2017 at 2:28 pm

New Same-Sex Marriage Bill Looks to Protect Faith-Based Charities

Luke Michael

Monday, 13th November 2017 at 5:25 pm

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Good 360
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

The social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!