Case studies

Spotlight on: HousingFirst

‘I can take off my hat when I get home and it is my  home. It gives me security, for which I am incredibly grateful.’

Image of the new HousingFirst development
The new HousingFirst development in Victoria

Brad, 73-years old, is a long-term resident of HousingFirst in Victoria. He moved into a Balaclava rooming house in October 2001, after previously experiencing psychiatric and addiction issues. 

Brad will soon move to a self-contained apartment in HousingFirst’s architecturally designed development in Balaclava. He is very appreciative of having his own room, bathroom and all the comforts an apartment offers. 

‘I’ve got friends now. I know all the streets, it’s home,’ said Brad.