Habitat for Humanity aims to give people in Victoria and around the world the opportunity to live in and own a decent home.
At Habitat for Humanity we build simple, safe, decent and affordable housing, assisting low income families living in housing stress to become home owners. House prices in Melbourne, and major cities throughout Australia, have become unaffordable for many people and we are committed to redressing the balance.
Melbourne’s leading charity building houses for the poor
Worldwide over 1.6 million people live in poor housing conditions. As a result, they often experience poor health and struggle to pay bills, buy food for their family and afford appropriate medical care.
Locally, the growing absence within our communities of affordable housing (both rental and for sale) available for low income families adds to the struggle. Many Victorians are finding it difficult to do more than just survive.
An organisation dedicated to building houses for the poor
We have built affordable housing in metropolitan Melbourne and in regional Victoria. Our recent projects have seen homes built in Drouin, Geelong, on the Mornington Peninsula and in Yea. Our biggest affordable housing project is the Yea Heights Estate development at Prospect Rise, Yea.
The Yea Heights Estate development has its origins in our desire to assist families affected by the 2009 Black Saturday Bushfires. After developing the site and connecting all required services, we have now built 9 affordable houses on this affordable housing estate which provides “a place to call home” for our partner families and their 23 children aged between 2 and 17. We plan to build another 8 houses and complete the project by mid 2019.
In February 2018 we acquired a new parcel of land in Crib Point, on the Mornington Peninsula. We are excited to partner with the local community to build homes and hope for more Victorian families.
Discover more about Habitat for Humanity and getting involved
If you’d like more information on getting involved with Habitat for Humanity, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. There are many ways to support Habitat for Humanity, including volunteering time and donating money, furniture and household items. Call us today on 03 8720 9200 to speak with one of our team and find out more. You can also send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
This video was created in collaboration with RMIT University BA Photography students Rohan Saric-Skewes, Shardey Olynyk, and Jacqueline Forrester.