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.
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 for Humanity last week helped renovated its third home for a refugee family in rural NSW.
Freshly refurnished social housing units will be available to more people sleeping rough thanks to a joint initiative from Habitat for Humanity Australia, NSW Family and Community Services (FACs) and the City of Sydney.
Habitat for Humanity Australia and Settlement Services International have teamed up to do a backyard blitz-style makeover on the yards of two newly settled refugee families in Mt Druitt.
As the City of Sydney’s official charity partner for 2015 Sydney New Year’s Eve, we launched our Building Hope 2016 campaign in locations around the CBD toward the end of last year.
A small team of volunteers from Newcastle and the Hunter region set about transforming Mrs Perrin’s gardens after it was damaged in the storms and floods that hit the area earlier this year.
This article originally appeared in the Junee Southern Cross 9 April 2015.
Habitat for Humanity NSW celebrated the completion of another home with a handover ceremony in Junee on the 27th March.