We need to give young people the right tools to build a sustainable future. Finding a job can be challenging for young and inexperienced job seekers. Our Affordable Housing for Life program gives young people the opportunity to learn skills in construction and put them to use by building affordable housing.


Percent of participants find employment after the program.


New social housing units were constructed by Marist180 with partners MercyCare and Foundation Housing in East Perth in 2014.


Housing units were constructed in Tasmania with our partner Centacare in 2014.

We partner with businesses such as Bunnings Warehouse, BlueScope Steel and the Wirrpanda Foundation, among others, to provide participants with on the-job training and employment pathways. Participants can complete a Certificate II in Construction and attend training workshops prior to commencing their job, where they continue their learning. After the program, they have the experience, skills and confidence to achieve long-term employment positions. The program has the added benefit of creating much-needed housing for those at risk of being without a home.

It’s hard to find work when you don’t really know how to get a foot in the door. Most of my friends have really struggled to find work. It’s not easy. They do get frustrated because most employers want someone with a bit of experience. But how can you get experience if no one will give you a job?James, 16, Affordable Housing for Life participant

Our Services

Assets4Life Program
This program helps young people living in community housing gain long-term skills valued by employers. Participants take part in an accredited training program, receive a nationally recognised certification and are connected to employment in the Community Housing sector, helping them work towards independence for life.

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Contact us if you would like to participate in the Affordable Housing for Life program or make a referral:


02 9672 9200



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