September 30, 2022
On Tuesday 6 September, Foundation Housing hosted it’s first ever Roadshow with FHL teams and local support agencies.
The Roadshow was held at FHL’s Bennett Street Lodge in East Perth and was a great opportunity for tenants and residents in the surrounding areas to meet with their teams, learn more about FHL services and support, participate in various information sessions, have some morning tea and ask CEO Chris Smith any burning questions on growth plans, tenancy issues, engagement and more.
It was also a good opportunity for tenants to meet with their representatives on the Committee of Residents and Tenants (CORT) and speak about the matters that are impacting them.
Information sessions available to tenants were available throughout the day and included rent-setting, how to use Maintenance Manager, property upgrades and growth, community engagement, tenant liability and anti-social behaviour.
“I had a really great time meeting the teams and speaking with members of the CORT. I will definitely be bringing my friends who also live in a Foundation Housing property to the next Roadshow,” said one tenant.
Support agencies present on the day included Uniting WA, Anglicare, Centrecare, 360 Health + Community, Street Doctor and the Financial Counselling Network. Collaborating with local support providers was a great way to allow tenants to familiarise themselves with the services in their area that might benefit them, help them achieve long-term goals and utilise their strengths.
CEO Chris Smith was in attendance on the day and was pleased to speak with residents and answer any questions they had, “Hosting events like this are important as they allow us to empower and engage tenants and residents by offering them a space to learn more about our services, their tenancy and the support on offer,” he says.
“Attending events like this is a great reminder of WHY we do what we do,” said Kerryn Edwards, General Manager.
There was some great feedback from both staff, tenants and the agencies involved and Foundation Housing look forward to hosting it’s next Roadshow in Joondalup on Thursday 27 October 2022.