Referrals for Transitional Housing Plus (THP) should only be made for young people considered to have the desire, motivation and capacity to live independently that includes keeping safe, managing their wellbeing and engaged in a daily activity that includes education &/or employment.
THP is a supported housing product, product, meaning young people are unable to self-refer unless they are assisted by a support provider who can and will assist to support them (on a low needs basis) during their commencing years within their tenancy. The properties are also often shared depending on whether or not the
referred young person is a single applicant.
Local Nomination Assessment Panels (NAPS) have been set up to review referrals
and assess eligibility, suitability and priority. Priority target groups for this product
are young people;
- who are receiving, or have received, an Out-of-Home Care service,
- who are, or have been, a client of Juvenile Justice,
- aged between 16 to 20 years and/or,
- of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.
Not all young people are within this priority group. Please note, this does not
mean they are not eligible/suitable and will not be housed.
Mid North Coast
If a referral is approved by the panel, an offer of housing is made by the local MFYH
Youth Housing Manager when a suitable vacancy becomes available. Where we have multiple suitable vacancies within one THP Managed area (such us Sydney –
Western or Sydney – Inner), locational need is assessed by reviewing a young
person’s support provider/s location, where their current daily activity is and the location of other support/family networks.
The Youth Housing Manager then works together with the referring support provider/s to ensure that the young person is educated on tenancy rights and responsibilities and has access to appropriate support over the period of the program. During their tenancy young people will be expected to continue their development and commitment to education and/or employment pathways and aim to set themselves up with the necessary skills and resources required to live independently in the private rental market.
The support provider develops a case plan with the tenant, meeting regularly (e.g.
monthly home visits) to address any tenancy and other related issues (such as
independent living/life skills, employment and/or study pathways). Both support provider and young person engage in regular tenant reviews with their My Foundation Youth Housing tenancy manager (minimum twice a year) to determine ongoing suitability/eligibility of product.
The support a young person needs is expected to reduce throughout the
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