Foot in the Door

With the support of the Real Estate Institute of NSW (REINSW) and Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ), we have developed Foot in the Door community training for property managers.

This program is designed to equip private real estate agents with the information and skills to better understand vulnerable tenant groups to increase the likelihood of accessing and sustaining tenancies and working collaboratively with SHS and Community services.

Training and Information for Property Managers
Foot In The Door is a free online information session for all Property Managers and Real Estate professionals who want to keep up to date on:

  • Not-for-profit in your area that can assist existing tenants that may be facing challenges
  • Connecting with sources of qualified new tenants
  • Tips to sustain positive tenancies during challenging times through understanding a trauma-informed approach to property management
  • Additional government subsidies and supports available for private renters

Awareness and informed response to current social issues such as homelessness, domestic violence, and mental health has never been so important for the property industry than they are right now!

Stay tuned for our 2021 dates!

Training and Information for SHS and Community workers
With the support of DCJ (Department of Communities and Justice), we have recognised the need to better support the homelessness sector in working across the areas of private Real Estate engagement.

Are you a caseworker wanting to understand how you can improve Real Estate engagement within your service?
We are taking expressions of interest from both individual workers and services who are interested in learning more about how implementing Foot in the Door could work in your local area.

For more information on the Foot in the Door program please contact our team – 02 8306 7906  –

To learn more about the work that has been implemented under the Foot in the Door program and an overview of program outcomes, please find the full evaluation report here.

To understand more about how working with services can support your tenants, and the positive impact you can have on a vulnerable young person today, watch the videos below.

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