|Inner Melbourne||2018||$300,000 + case workers|
30 single rooms converted from a vacant aged care facility.
Transitional crisis accommodation, social rental.
Older women at risk of homelessness.
This project is an innovative pop-up shelter that utilises vacant buildings on a short-term peppercorn lease to provide rapid transitional accommodation. The costs of refurbishment and furniture were provided pro bono by the private sector coordinated by Housing All Australians. YWCA manage the tenancies. The aged care facility was sitting vacant pending re-development.
Primarily delivered via pro-bono labor and goods from the private sector, coordinated by Housing all Australians.
This project is only an interim solution to the supply crisis. The pop-up shelter model has been designed for buildings vacant for between 3-5 years. An exit strategy is built into the project from the start.