Safe homes for mums and children seeking asylum

A Grant to End Homelessness was awarded to Bridge for Asylum Seekers for the Safe Homes Project. This project enables single women and women with children who are seeking asylum to enter into private rental agreements, often for the first time in Australia. This enables them to have safe housing while they await their visa decision.

The provision of bond assistance and 2-weeks rent in advance helps alleviate the burden of upfront rental costs  and plays a critical role in supporting the housing needs of people seeking asylum, facilitating their integration, stability, and well-being in a new country.

Since the project started, 10 applicants, representing 24 individuals, have secured safe and stable housing as they start their lives in Australia.