• "I am extremely grateful that WHL was able to provide me with the means of safe, secure and affordable housing during this time"
  • "WHL gave me the breathing space to focus and move forward despite the uncertainly of my future at that time"
  • "It was a huge sense of relief to be able to feel safe and secure and I was able to progress my life"
  • "WHL workers are patient, efficient and kind"
  • "WHL worker received us warmly and explained everything in detail."
  • "I have referred your service to another friend who needs assistance"
  • "Honestly, WHL could not have been more wonderful"
  • "I was a little overwhelmed because I had been homeless for a while so any help I received I was grateful for. I think your service is badly needed and there are lots of people out there like me who need your assistance. There needs to be more housing."
  • "Thanks you for your support. Thank you for your understanding. I have never had anyone act that way before."
  • "The WHL worker is wonderful and makes me feel understood and cared for"
  • "WHL staff are very warm, friendly and most helpful. They appear genuinely concerned about my well-being and are very re-assuring. I feel most welcome and comfortable here. I appreciate the welcoming attitude and good atmosphere."
  • "It was practically brand new – lovely to move into."
  • "The workers go out of their way to make this a bright relaxed atmosphere"
  • "The Rooming House was a stepping stone to getting permanent housing.  The Rooming House gave me an opportunity to build links to my future housing, now in Community Housing"
  • "I had guilt and shame, very self critical, the time in the Rooming House allowed me to build myself up again"
  • "I had guilt and shame, very self critical, the time in the Rooming House allowed me to build myself up again"
  • "The Rooming House was a stepping stone to getting permanent housing.  The Rooming House gave me an opportunity to build links to my future housing, now in Community Housing"
  • "I feel that the culture of Women's Housing Ltd does not judge tenants.  There is a culture of respect"
  • "The staff all have excellent skills. If we had more people like you in our community, our community would be a much better place. All of the team worked so hard to help. Thank you for choosing us for this new property. This has made such a change to both of our lives."
  • "Excellent service, very professional."
  • "Thanks you so much for our lovely new home, it is much appreciated."
  • "On behalf of my family, I want to thank you sincerely for our beautiful new home. It is so wonderful how hard your organisation works to help so many people, I thank you and your team for all of your hard work and the difference you make in so many peoples lives."
  • "They were pleasant and generous with information"
  • "Always willing to help"
  • "Even during times that I was experiencing hardship, WHL was so accommodating"
  • "It's not just a housing service, it feels like a women's support service"
  • "I feel that the culture of Women's Housing Ltd does not judge tenants.  There is a culture of respect"
  • "I would like to thank you and your team in regards to the financial assistance granted to me.  It was overwhelming and I shall not forget the kindness."

Women’s Housing

All women have the right to safe, secure, affordable housing choices.

Women’s Housing Limited (WHL) is a not for profit organisation that provides low costs housing to women at risk of homelessness. Women and their children make up an increasingly large percentage of those in need of affordable housing. Those groups that are likely to experience housing stress include older women over 55 and women who are forced to leave their home because of family violence.

Since becoming a Housing Provider, WHL has significantly expanded and diversified it’s housing portfolio and housing development capacity. WHL has both the capacity and experience to deliver large-scale housing projects aimed at meeting the ever-growing demand. WHL will continue to advocate for the housing needs of women and children and contribute to the growth of affordable housing stock.

WHL also provide additional services including:
▪ Intake and assessment services for homeless women
▪ Distributing Housing Establishment Funds to assist women experiencing a housing crisis
▪ Housing assistance and referral to women exiting prison

Since our establishment in 1997, we’ve been listening to and validating women’s experiences, and acting as their voice in the housing sector.

Want To Make A Donation

We have a huge demand on our service which includes not only seeking accommodation, but also the provision of basic toiletries, train tickets and food. With this increasing demand we need your help more than ever.

Please click on the Make a Donation logo to donate to Women’s Housing Ltd through the Give Now website.

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Ever wondered what the health benefits of walking are? or how to make buttermilk pancakes? then check out our April newsletter. Also included in the April Newsletter is a yummy recipe for zucchini slice, some mindfulness colouring for adults and don’t forget to test your skills at puzzle corner.

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Ascot Vale Opening

On 8 November 2018, Danny Pearson MP, State Member for Essendon, officially opened the new look Ascot Vale development.

Women’s Housing Ltd is excited to offer 16 new self contained studio apartments to women escaping family violence and women over 55. The tenanting process will start in December.

Berwick Art Program

Tenants at the Berwick rooming house were lucky enough to have Hannah, a first year student from Latrobe University, provide weekly art classes.

Hannah worked with the tenants using an open studio approach.  Tenants started a discussion, experimented with materials and used art find their voice.

 

Fair Deal Housing and Wellbeing Expo

On 17 October 2018, staff from Women’s Housing Ltd attended the Fair Deal Housing and Wellbeing Expo in Rosebud.  At the expo staff joined the campaign for more affordable housing, connected with the Mornington Peninsula community and built relationships with support services.

Bayswater Announcement

Women’s Housing Ltd accepted an invitation from the Hon. Marlene Kairouz, Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor to announce the Victorian Property Fund grant at the new Bayswater site. The Minister ‘turned the sod’ to signify the start of construction.

“Today marks an important step in providing additional housing for women at risk of homelessness. We are very proud and excited to start this 24 unit development that will house women and families escaping family violence.” Valerie Mosley, Chair, WHL

Judy Line, CEO, WHL, Cr Peter Lockwood, Knox City Council, Minister Marlene Kairouz, Cr John Mortimore, Mayor, Knox City Council , Valerie Mosley, Chair, WHL