Homes for Homes: Mya's story

Homes for Homes: Mya's story

By PEXA • Feb 2024

In the heart of Townsville, Mya finds security, community and wellbeing

“This is the best place I’ve ever lived – I’m not exaggerating!” says Mya, who moved into a new home after experiencing years of housing insecurity. “It’s made me feel safer, secure, way less anxious.”

Mya lives in transitional housing alongside other young women, aged 17 to 25, in YWAM House in Townsville, North Queensland. A brand-new kitchen has become the heart of their home, thanks to a grant from Homes for Homes that helped to upgrade the facilities.

The well-equipped kitchen not only provides a welcoming communal space for the women, it also means Mya can now prepare and cook healthy meals for herself – and is improving her wellbeing. She’s learning new skills and experimenting with new dishes. “I have started eating more salads. We will make homemade sushi next week with salmon,” she enthuses. “I have never made a roast before, but I am planning to learn!”

Mya is one of 350 people who have been supported by a Homes for Homes grant. Homes for Homes provided $50,000 toward this project – one of the first grants awarded in Queensland. PEXA is proud to be among the donors who contributed to this grant through our partnership with Homes for Homes.

PEXA has partnered with Homes for Homes since 2016, most recently donating $300,000 between 2021 – 2023, and announcing a further 3 year partnership in August 2023. The PEXA Exchange also seamlessly enables sellers to donate 0.1% of the proceeds of sale of their property to Homes for Homes. For example, on a sale of $750,000, that’s a fully tax-deductible $750 donation. Speak to your clients today about registering their property for a Homes for Homes donation and help more people like Mya.

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