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A promise to help end homelessness at Woodlea

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Woodlea has partnered with Homes for Homes to help end homelessness in Australia.

A promise to end homelessness

Every night 122,000 people in Australia sleep homeless, while another 1.5 million live in serious housing stress.

That’s why homeowners at Woodlea are doing their part though this important initiative.

Homes for Homes is a simple promise that when a home sells at Woodlea, whenever that is, 0.1% of the sale price will be donated—helping build homes for those in need.

Be a part of something bigger

Be a part of something bigger

Homes for Homes has granted over $1.8 million across 21 social and affordable housing projects, creating housing for more than 350 people.

This includes Women’s Property Initiatives, Habitat for Humanity Victoria, and Housing First. You can learn more at homesforhomes.org.au

How does it work?

Woodlea has committed to donating 0.1% of the sale price for every property sold from October, 2023.

A caveat is then placed on each of these homes, as a simple promise that when the house is sold again in the future, 0.1% of the sale price will be donated again, and so on.

Importantly, homeowners can opt-out of this initiative at any time, and the caveat will be simply removed within 48hrs.

Your questions answered

What is Homes for Homes?

Homes for Homes is an independent, not-for profit that raises funds through people making a tax deductible 0.1% donation from the sale of their property. These funds are combined with others who have donated, then used to create social and affordable housing. In this way, everyone who sells a property can help end homelessness.

The funds raised will be granted to experienced housing providers. Homes for Homes’ expert, industry-based advisory groups will advise what is the greatest housing need and will assess funding applications. The most impactful projects are funded. Donations made to Homes for Homes are reinvested back into the state where they were raised in the first place.

Homes for Homes has granted over $1.4 million across 17 social and affordable housing projects creating housing for more than 300 people. You can learn more about this at homesforhomes.org.au.

Funds raised will be used to assist those who do not have access to safe and secure homes. It is everything from emergency housing for women and their children, specialised housing for disabled people and housing for people who are at risk of homelessness.

The Donation Deed is a promise to donate 0.1% of the property’s sale price. It’s a simple legal document, which in practical terms sets out the property’s owner’s consent for Homes for Homes to lodge a caveat on the title.

A caveat is a notice that is placed on a Certificate of Title at the Land Titles Office to show that someone has an interest in the property. In this case the caveat simply acts as a gentle reminder to donate whenever the property is next sold. The caveat will not affect any other registrations/dealings on your title.

Homes for Homes will not block any financial or other dealings on the title and subsequent registrations, such as mortgages and subdivisions, can continue as always. Homes for Homes can easily provide a consent letter, if you need one, email [email protected] or call 1300 767 918.

No. Homes for Homes will not affect any mortgage or other interest in this property.

Yes. Donations to Homes for Homes are tax deductible and can be claimed when you lodge your return.

Yes. If you are the registered owner of the property you can opt-out at any time by contacting Homes for Homes.

Donations are made by the seller, not the buyer. When you sell your property, the donation is made via the settlement disbursements process, so your conveyancer will look after it. Once your donation is received, Homes for Homes will email you a tax deductible receipt.

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