What is the Family Housing Program?
The Family Housing Program is a transitional supported accommodation service that provides housing and support to families who wish to stabilise and actively engage in a support plan whilst being housed for up to twelve months. This service has accommodation throughout Perth Metropolitan area, with three and four bedroom homes close to schools, community facilities and public transport.
A housing support worker visits regularly and works alongside the family to develop a support plan that is appropriate to the family’s strengths, needs and goals. This involves the following support:
- Advocacy and referral
- Tenancy skills
- Links to employment, education and training
- Transition into independent,
- Support to link in with the community
The program is for families who have two or more children under the age of 16 in their care and require supported medium-term housing. To meet the criteria for this program, families need to be on the Housing Authority waitlist and be eligible for the Bond Assistance Loan.
Please note that this service operates a waitlist and during periods of high demand the waitlist may be closed to new applicants.
The program operates
Agencies who wish to refer eligible clients can advise them to call the Family Housing enquiry line for an over the phone assessment.
The program is funded by the Department for Child Protection, and the properties are provided by the Department of Housing.