CHl is one of 20 project partners and supporters of Ruah’s 50 lives 50 Homes project
Community Housing Limited (CHL) has joined with Ruah Community Services to address the challenges of housing and supporting people with complex needs who are sleeping rough in inner Perth.
CHL is one of 20 project partners and supporters of Ruah’s ’50 Lives 50 Homes’ project. Through collaboration, the project seeks to permanently house and support homeless people who are identified as being the most vulnerable based on their physical and/or mental health needs and the length of time they have been homeless.
The ’50 Lives 50 Homes’ project is inspired by targeted campaigns such as the highly successful similar campaigns in the USA, Brisbane and Sydney. The project provides a model for organisations, outreach workers, volunteers and communities to work together to identify people at risk, prioritise those most vulnerable and match them to appropriate services and housing options.
CHL now houses 4 clients from this program. One of our more recent success stories is Mary. Mary could not obtain suitable Housing via Department of Communities as she did not have custody of her children. She could not gain custody until she had suitable accommodation.
We were able to allocate Mary a 4 bedroom home. Mary now has her children every weekend and is working towards full custody. Prior to this Mary was living on street and her children were in care.
For more information please visit www.ruah.org.au