Lodging and Shared Housing is available directly through Foundation Housing for single people, 24 years or older.. We offer eligible applicants a furnished room as well as either a self-contained kitchen and bathroom or shared access to these communal facilities, in one of 14 available buildings around the Perth metro area.
Lodging residents are charged a fortnightly combined rent and utility charge, making it an affordable and easy to manage form of accommodation.
To be eligible for Lodging accommodation you must:
This kind of accommodation is for single people, aged 24 years old and over who are not able to pay for other kinds of accommodation through their own savings or assets. We offer residents a room at a subsidised rate.
You may be eligible if you can answer YES to all of these:
Rooms are allocated in the order that we receive applications and depends on suitability of the room.
We will support existing residents in moving rooms within our lodging accommodation to make sure we are making the best use of available rooms and to meet the needs of residents. Although the ability to change rooms is important for existing residents, we also need to consider the needs of applicants waiting for accommodation.
We have lodges across the Perth metro area including Northbridge, East Perth, Mount Lawley, Subiaco and Bassendean. We also operate a lodge in Broome.
Lodging is accommodation is a single room only, in a building sharing the facilities with other residents such as kitchen, bathroom and laundry. Lodging residents must abide by the House Rules and can receive additional support to sustain their accommodation. Lodging accommodation has a live-in caretaker. Mainstream accommodation is a self-contained property which is protected under the Residential Tenancies Act 1987.
You will be asked a few questions to determine if our accommodation is suitable to your needs. You will need to bring photo ID and proof of residence, confirmation of income (Centrelink statement or wage slips), any support letters and your contract details.
If eligible, you will be placed on a wait list until a vacancy becomes available. When we contact you with an offer to view a room, you will need to view the room within 24 hours from the offer and if you accept the room, a sign-up appointment will be made within three days of the offer. You will be advised of the move in costs by the Lodging Coordinator which must be paid on the day of sign-up appointment (EFT available – no cash payment will be accepted). We make up to two offers of accommodation in the suburb of your choice. If you decline an offer of accommodation twice without reasonable explanation you will be removed from the wait list for six months.
Under the Licence to Occupy, three days notice in writing is needed to terminate the agreement.