• Restoring human dignity through
    innovative accommodation solutions

    Our commitment

    To help alleviate the current social housing shortage by developing and providing new permanent accommodation solutions and developing crisis and transitional accomodation.

    About Us

Our Mission

To move people from social housing into home ownership while opening up social housing vacancies for those on the waiting list.

How it works


The innovative Barnett model is proven to help families transition to independence and home ownership from public and social housing. This frees scarce community housing for those experiencing homelessness.

Vicki Sutton
Chief Executive Officer – Melbourne City Mission
Vicki Sutton -

The security, the comfort and the pride of having our own home where we can invite friends over and celebrate is great.

Amelia Noorani
Tenant MAP Project – North Melbourne
Amelia Noorani -

I had lived in Social Housing all my life. The idea of owning my own home was way in the future. Then I heard about the MAP Project. It was such a rare opportunity.

Khoa Le
Tenant MAP Project – North Melbourne
Khoa Le - Themeforest Customer

Recent Projects

Melbourne Apartment Project

MAP is a home ownership opportunity for people living in social housing. The residential development of 34 apartments was built in North Melbourne, 2km north of the CBD.

Dawson Street, Brunswick

Being located in the Brunswick Activity Centre, this site is well positioned to benefit from existing commercial, community and transport services as well as facilities on offer.

Dandenong Road, East Frankston

The Barnett Foundation has purchased and refurbished this property on Dandenong Road, East Frankston situated within minutes of central Frankston and all its amenities and services.