Homes North enters into a Memorandum of Understanding with BackTrack Youth Works.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been entered into between Homes North and BackTrack Youth Works.

The youth organisation have partnered with Homes North to find and manage a house that the boys can call home. They’re looking for a large, pet-friendly share accommodation to host up to five boys and allow for visits with the dogs they train. A fully-fenced yard, two bathrooms and two living areas are also on the wish list. Homes North project officer Andrew Parker said the organisation was looking for a socially-responsible landlord who would be willing to work with the pilot project.

Backtrack founder Bernie Shakeshaft said finding safe and affordable housing is a problem for his young people. “It’s difficult for them to enter the rental market for various reasons,” he said. “The MOU with Homes North will allow our young people to enter the rental market and gain the valuable skills requited for successful transition into living independently.”

Published in the Armidale Express on 24 July 2017  – read original story at the Armidale Express