Exciting steps have been made on the Nest in Victoria’s North East. Contracts have been signed with our appointed building partner, Modular Spaces, a building permit about to be issued and fabrication has commenced. We expect very rapid progress in the coming months with in factory construction underway on these innovative modular homes designed by Schored Projects. Volunteers have undertaken preliminary land scaping and on site works will also commence very soon in preparation for the modules to be delivered in the middle of the year.

The Nest is a partnership between the Property Industry Foundation, Women’s Property Initiatives and The Bridge Youth Services (TBYS) to build three 2-bedroom homes where young mums (up to 25 years old) can live independently with their child or children. These young mums can live in the homes for up to five years with ongoing support.

The homes will be built on land owned by TBYS who will also provide the essential wraparound support for these families. As well as providing stability, support and safety, these homes will enable these young women to establish a rental history to help them with future access in the private rental market.

The Property Industry Foundation, committed to alleviating youth homelessness, will fund a large part of the construction supported by The Danks Trust, ISPT, Mercy Foundation, Home for Homes and The Flora and Frank Leith Trust. WPI has received generous funding for the project from The Felton Bequest, The Wood Foundation and the Jack and Ethel Goldin Foundation.