Project to make housing affordable wins award

Foundation Housing in Leederville.
Foundation Housing in Leederville.

FOUNDATION Housing has been recognised for its housing projects designed to improve the lives of disadvantaged people.

The Leederville-based organisation received the Community Sector Banking’s Community Housing Impact Award for Tenancy Management for its innovative housing projects last week.

Judges singled out the organisation’s 10-storey Bennett Street development, which they said set a new standard for inner city affordable housing, and its Foyer Oxford program, which provides housing for disadvantaged homeless youth and access to support services such as education and healthcare.

Foundation Housing chief executive Kathleen Gregory said the team was “thrilled” to receive the award.

Community Sector Banking chief executive Andrew Cairns said the recipient demonstrated how, through long term thinking and working collaboratively, secure and affordable shelter could be provided for disadvantaged Australians.

“Without secure and affordable housing, we cannot begin to solve the myriad social issues affecting many communities across WA,” he said.