The Property Industry Foundation (PIF) House has opened. The new Redfern facility will operate as long-stay accommodation for disadvantaged young people.
PIF House will operate as a long-stay accommodation facility for up to seven young people. The Salvation Army’s Oasis Youth Support Network will provide around-the-clock support at the house.
City of Sydney Council donated the property, which PIF PA Program volunteers fitted out, furnished and decorated. Businesses donated whitegoods, carpets, vanities and kitchen joinery to the house.
The house is part of PIF’s Rebuild a Young Life program, which provides employment skills and opportunities within the property and construction sectors for disadvantaged young people.
Up to 40 young people will be placed in PIF House over the next five years.
12 young people have been successfully placed in employment roles within the property and construction industry through PIF’s program to date.
Clover Moore, Sydney Lord Mayor, says PIF House is testament to what can be achieved when councils, charities and the corporate sector work together to address real need with genuine, long-term solutions.
For more information, go to www.pif.com.au