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Vinnies properties get makeover

Works to upgrade dozens of Vinnies Housing Plus and Mental Health service properties are in full swing, with one property in Mandurah completed recently.

In 2022, Vinnies Housing Plus received a grant for $1.56 million as part of the State Government’s Social Housing Economic Recovery Package Grants Program.

The grant allows social and community housing providers to renovate existing properties or to build new ones. Thanks to the grant, Vinnies is refurbishing 10 Housing Plus properties, two Mental Health community properties and 28 units at the Village in Woodbridge.

Vinnies Housing Plus helps break the cycle of homelessness by providing a safe place to call home.

It offers a variety of medium-term housing options in the greater Perth and Mandurah area for families and young people who would otherwise face barriers to housing. Tenants engage with external support workers who help them meet their tenancy responsibilities.

As a registered Community Housing Provider, all rents are capped at a maximum of 30 per cent of assessible income plus Commonwealth Rent Assistance. Homes are move-in ready, fully furnished, and include white goods, bedding and crockery. This provides a seamless transition to stable accommodation for families and young people in crisis who meet the eligibility criteria.

Click here to view Stephen’s story, a Housing Plus resident whose life changed for the better once he moved into his new home.