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In July 2022, Connect Victoria Park has entered into an agreement with the Town of Bassendean to manage nine vacant housing units at the Town’s Hyde Retirement Village (HRV) on James Street, in the heart of Bassendean. The units are available to people over 60, especially single women, as Community Housing.
Connect will manage the units as fixed term tenancies, following the same guidelines applied to Connect’s units in Vic Park. The other 22 units at HRV are occupied by lease-for-life-residents.
Rent at HRV Community Housing units will not exceed 25% to 30% of tenants’ income, plus Commonwealth Rent Assistance, and will be capped at 75% of market value for a similar property in the same area.
At HRV, just like at Vic Park Housing + Hub, Connect will provide independent living with a supportive tenancy management. That means tenants need to be able to perform daily tasks and care for themselves, but Connect will check on their physical and mental wellbeing and refer tenants to appropriate external services, if needed.
Connect is excited to be able to offer a local solution to an increasing national housing crisis. Housing is a human right and, particularly for older people, it is essential for wellbeing, security and the ability to live in community for longer. As with Vic Park Housing + Hub, Community Housing at HRV will be manage to create a sense of community, pride and happiness.
Eligibility criteria for Community Housing at HRV can be viewed here. Allocation will prioritise current residents of the Town of Bassendean and those with a family or social connection with the Town, with special emphasis on single women -- one of the fastest growing cohorts at risk of homelessness both nationally and in Western Australia.
An application form can be downloaded here. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call our Housing Officer at 08 9361 2904.
Connect Victoria Park provides access to affordable housing for low income seniors and creates opportunities for older adults to connect, engage with community, and age healthily.
5 Mackie Street
Victoria Park, WA 6100
Ph: (08) 9361 2904