In celebration of International Women’s Day, Habitat for Humanity Australia mobilised 170 volunteers from 15 teams of corporate volunteers to renovate women’s refuges and transitional accommodation in Sydney.
Last week, eight staff members from AMP took time out from their work to lend a helping hand to local resident and Aboriginal elder Christina in Elizabeth Park, South Australia.
When Stuart* moved into a one-bed apartment in Sydney’s inner city after years of living on the streets and in hostels, all he had was an “emergency pack” of air mattress and bedding, plus a borrowed TV. Today, he has a furnished home, thanks to Habitat for Humanity volunteers.
Last month, ten eager Christian Brothers College (CBC) Fremantle staff have turned their backs on their chalk boards and books to help a family in Thornlie, Western Australia.
On Friday 19 May Habitat for Humanity Victoria handed over their most recent new home to Chris and Jacqui and their two boys Mason, 5 and Saxon, 2.
The bank manager laughed when Christopher Curry and his partner Jacqui Kirby applied for a home loan. Based on what Christopher earned they had no hope, he said.
For 20 years, Myint has lived in Myanmar’s Dala Township. Her home is cobbled together with now torn tarpaulins, rusted corrugated iron and old bamboo – materials which unsurprisingly do not offer sufficient protection from the elements. During the wet season, Myint’s home floods, bringing water in through the roof, and floor, soaking her family […]
For most of her adult life, Jacque has been a single mother to her five children and has provided care for several other children as well. Jacque lived in public housing for many years before moving into a private rental 4 years ago. Jacque worked in Aged Care until a crippling work place injury left […]
Tanya never thought that she would own a home of her own. A mother of two, she had moved from Sydney to the Illawarra region, following the death of her partner. Tanya had also lost her home during the Christmas Day bushfires in 2001.
Habitat Victoria shares why they are looking ahead to a busy year and their plans to help more Australians into home ownership.