The Community Placement Network (CPN) is an initiative of the Australian Homestay Network (AHN) to offer short-term homestay accommodation to eligible asylum seekers leaving immigration detention on a Bridging visa.
The Australian Homestay Network (AHN) has been commended by both the Senate Inquiry into the Welfare of International Students (2009) and the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into International Student Accommodation (2011). It is the only operating homestay organisation with benchmarked national standards, and is the leading homestay provider within Australia. The Community Placement Network project operates under these national standards.
The Community Placement Network (CPN) offers those in the community who are interested the opportunity to volunteer their home to host an asylum seeker. CPN provides hosts with training and support services. Hosts will also receive accommodation cost reimbursement through AHN via their guest paying board.
The CPN website is designed to guide and support volunteer hosts through the duration of the homestay experience. For more information on the Community Placement Network, including how to become a host, look at the following links.
Otherwise, you can contact the Community Placement Network here.