Project Independence provides a place of safety for residents to grow their independence both financially and socially with guidance and support whilst living within a sustainable, safe and caring community.

Phillip Selection

Project Independence provides a place of safety for residents to grow their independence both financially and socially with guidance and support whilst living within a sustainable, safe and caring community.

The waitlist will close for selection to Phillip at end of December 2021. People can still add their names for existing and future properties but won't be able to apply for Phillip after that date.

Our Patron His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) with Mrs Hurley, pictured with Project Independence Chair Glenn Keys AO, resident Kathryn Rodwell and Leonie Rodwell at the recent sponsor thank you event at Government House Canberra. Photo credit Region Media.

About Project Independence

Project Independence is a social housing development for people with an intellectual disability.

It represents a new model of home ownership. The project provides people with an intellectual disability the opportunity to acquire equity in a property, as well as the ability to live as independently as possible. The new social housing model is based on up to ten residents living in three separate homes, with accommodation for a live in Resident Coordinator to support residents.

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Project Independence Return on Investment Analysis: KPMG Report October 2020

Providing an analysis on the return to government from investing in the PI model, this report from KPMG examines the PI model and how it provides people with an intellectual disability the option of a more independent living arrangement in comparison to other housing options available to them. Acknowledgement to KPMG for generously providing this work pro bono.

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Glenn Keys presenting the KPMG report
Glenn Keys presenting the social impact report

Social Impact Report

Home ownership rates for young people with an intellectual disability (ID) are among the lowest in Australia. Created as a social business, Project Independence (PI) aims to provide people with an ID with a pathway to achieving ownership of a property, through ownership of a company share.

Through our unique financial model that utilises a component of their disability pension, residents have access to suitable, safe and affordable housing that promotes a sense of commitment and community. The PI person-centred approach is designed to support residents to grow their independence while improving their position in the housing market.

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