HYPA Housing is for young people aged 17-25 years who are homeless* or at risk of becoming homeless and assessed by SYC as:
  • Willing to engage with the HYPA Housing Community Coordinator and Youth
    Worker;
  • Currently engaged in 15 hours per week of education, training and/or employment;
  • Sufficient living skills to live independently; and
  • An ability to commit to community housing principles.
*Homeless means the young person’s current living arrangement:
  • Is in a dwelling that is inadequate; or
  • Has no tenure, or if their initial tenure is short and not extendable; or
  • Does not allow them to have control of, and access to space for social relations.
In HYPA Housing, young people receive:
  • Affordable rent;
  • An individualised plan for achieving their goals;
  • A strengths-based approach to linking them with their local community;
  • Support to maintain employment, education and/or training;
  • Assistance to develop independent living skills;
  • Support in securing an ongoing, long-term housing option and a rental reference.
Holistic support is provided by:
  • The HYPA Housing Community Coordinator who supports the young person to achieve their goals;
  • Youth Workers who support young people in their independent living skills;
  • Trained peer mentors;
  • Support from the Community Leader.

Providing all information requested in this referral document will enable an assessment of eligibility to be completed. Please note, this form takes approximately 20-30 mins to complete. If you have questions about this form please email: hypahousing.referrals@hypa.net.au or call 8405 8500

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