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Sarah and Phillip, Blackburn

We feel if we can keep heading in the right direction one small step at a time, one day we’ll be able to gain a foothold and start building our wealth in a meaningful way


Sarah and her partner Phillip are based in a CHL transitional housing property in Blackburn. Their long term plan is home ownership. Currently they are working their way through what they believe is one of the most difficult periods in their lives.

With no family support, Sarah and Phillip are raising a daughter from Sarah’s previous marriage. They are attempting to provide a stable living arrangement so their daughter can focus on going to school and have a quiet place to do homework and enjoy family time.

Originally from New Zealand, Sarah has been living in Australia for six years. She is working at the local fish and chip shop five hours a day.

Phillip has taken an apprentice plumbing position. “Since I’ve met Phillip, I feel I am getting closer to creating a dependable living situation, but right now it’s impossible to save money. There’s literally nothing left over at the end of the week.”

“It’s a dream to own a home – and it seems impossible right now. We feel if we can keep heading in the right direction one small step at a time, one day we’ll be able to gain a foothold and start building our wealth in a meaningful way,” she says.

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