On 2 November 2016, Minister Marlene Kairouz officially announced the re-development of Women’s Housing Limited’s Newport Community Housing property. This project will provide 20 new long term affordable housing units for low-income women including older women and women escaping domestic violence. This project is possible because of the contribution from the Victorian Property Fund.
“We’re working to make a significant difference in the lives of women fleeing family violence by providing affordable, long term housing in an area close to the services and job opportunities they need.”
Ascot Vale Project
On 3 August 2016, Danny Pearson Member for Essendon visited Ascot Vale rooming house to announce the re-development.
This project will convert the facility from 14 bedrooms with communal facilities into 16 one bedroom self-contained apartments and will enable the residents to have their own privacy. It will also provide a modern and clean environment in which to live.
“Homelessness is something that can happen to anyone. How we treat the homeless, the poor and the marginalised speaks more to our values as a community than it does to the individuals themselves. I am proud that we are improving the lives of the residents of this facility.”