Peter (Yarra Community Housing)

Peter has been a resident for approximately nine years, over which time he has moved from a rooming house room to a rooming house unit and finally to a fully self-contained studio apartment.

The property that Peter now lives in was designed with a great deal of input from he and other prospective tenants. In the planning stage, the tenant group would meet with the architect to consider unit size, layout, fittings, fixtures, communal facilities, and outdoor areas. To the credit of Peter and his neighbours, it includes innovative features such as solar panelling, underground tanks, automatic sun shading and a video security entrance system…not your average housing development!

Peter is very settled in his new home where he has formed some great friendships and community connections, and says he’s definitely much happier and healthier than he’s ever been before.