“My Home”, the philanthropic development organisation which provides housing for people who are homeless and at risk of becoming homeless, recently received an Excellence Award at the Fremantle Business Awards.
“The project epitomises what good architecture is all about in that it can provide quality shelter on even the tightest budget. It introduces a model that can help resolve what has become an increasingly complex problem.”
“My Home” acts a philanthropic housing developer, managing and overseeing the project delivery phase, operating under a public private partnership (PPP) model. The organisation was recognised for Excellence in Property development, and the award was accepted by Michelle Blakeley who founded “My Home”.
There are three active projects in the pipeline, with construction on the pilot project in North Fremantle expected to begin within the coming month. Land has been allocated to “My Home” by the Public Transport Authority on Congdon Street North Fremantle, under a 10-year peppercorn lease. Highbury Homes, the appointed building partner for the project, will construct 18 self-contained single bedroom units which will be offered to homeless women aged 55 years or older. Local community group, St Patrick’s will manage the property and tenancies and Rotary is fundraising to provide furnishings and homewares.