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.
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.
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 6 houses by mid 2018 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.
This video was created in collaboration with RMIT University BA Photography students Rohan Saric-Skewes, Shardey Olynyk, and Jacqueline Forrester.