At last I will have a place of my own – its mine forever and I can be safe
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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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
Milestone for Women’s Housing Ltd
Women’s Housing Ltd are excited to announce the Housing Registrar has approved our application to become a Housing Association.
Valerie Mosley, Chair and Judy Line, CEO
“Becoming a Housing Association presents a wonderful opportunity for Women’s Housing Ltd and our clients. As a Housing Association, Women’s Housing Ltd will have the capacity and resources to be able to provide more specialist housing for women and children. For women in need, it’s about providing housing security and also a pathway out of disadvantage.” Judy Line, CEO Women’s Housing Ltd
“It’s a huge achievement for Women’s Housing Ltd and it’s great to have a specialist women’s housing provider within the pool of Housing Associations.” Haleh Homaei, Chair, CHIA Vic
Ascot Vale Development
Very exciting to see the progress at the Ascot Vale Development.
…and lovely to see the builders were able to retain the original lead light!
Generous Donation from Shebah!
On 24 August 2018 Women’s Housing Ltd gratefully accepted a generous cheque from Shebah, an all female ride share service. Shebah have a fleet of fabulous female drivers that enable women across Australia to access safe and convenient transport.
Not only has Shebah very kindly donated 1% of all fares to charity but they are also committed to supporting their women drivers to access economic opportunity by ensuring they keep 85% of their fares.
Top picture: representatives from PANDA, Women’s Housing Ltd and NCASA accepting the oversized cheques from George McEncroe
Bottom picture: Some of the many Shebah drivers
Thank you Shebah for the many ways you are supporting women.