Home Share Melbourne is run by a charity called HANZA Inc. The Program is a social enterprise and receives no government funding. The Program relies on small grants and sponsorship from individual and charities to be able to operate.
WHO CAN I SPONSOR?
If you have an interest in a supporting a particular group, such as women exiting violent relationships, asylum seekers or older people on limited incomes, the program will contact you when an individual needing sponsorship applies to the program from the group of your choice. Alternatively, if you are open to supporting someone more generally, the program will contact you to discuss all Homesharers and Householders who are seeking sponsorship.
Sponsoring an individual can have a profound impact on their life.
WHAT DOES SPONSORSHIP PAY FOR?
Homesharers who require sponsorship are people who have no or very low income and often cannot afford to pay the Home Share Melbourne membership fees. Sponsoring a Homesharer costs $1750, which covers the costs of assessing, police checking, matching and providing support to the match for a minimum of a six-month period.
WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF SPONSORSHIP?
Your help means that they will be given the opportunity to be in safe and affordable housing. Housing can lead to numerous other positive opportunities, such as work, education and relationships. We will keep you informed as to how things are progressing, and you’ll be able to see the impact that your sponsorship has had on the individual.