Clayton's PIF house for at-risk youths begins construction

Clayton's PIF house for at-risk youths begins construction
Clayton's PIF house for at-risk youths begins construction

Construction has begun on new house in Clayton, south east of Melbourne, to be built especially for at-risk youths.

Frasers Property Australia is partnering with the Property Industry Foundation (PIF) and the Lighthouse Foundation to build the home for at-risk and homeless young people.

The PIF House Program launched in 2017 with the aim to build 125 bedrooms for at-risk and homeless youth in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland by 2021.

Live-in carers and counsellors in the homes provide support, mentoring and life skills to help rebuild the lives of young people and help them transition to independent living.

Frasers Property is sponsoring and building the PIF House Clayton, which will eventually house up to four disadvantaged youth and two live-in carers, serviced by the Lighthouse Foundation.

At Clayton, a host of other companies and organisations are playing a part, donating materials, time, skills and expertise to the project.

Partners include Corinthian Doors, Dulux Group, Austral Bricks, SMEG, Blind Factory and Beaumont Tiles, among many more.

The collaborative project will result in a brand-new home for at-risk youth, with a build value in excess of $550,000 donated to the cause.

Sarah Bloom, the general manager at Frasers Property Australia, says the sod-turning event, which marked the beginning of construction of the house, was a proud milestone for everyone involved.

“It’s been a huge effort by everyone involved in PIF House Clayton to welcome so many different businesses on board to help with this project,” Ms Bloom says.

“The Property Industry Foundation brings together the generosity and skills of the property and construction industry to build homes for homeless youth,” added CEO, Kate Mills.

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