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At last I will have a place of my own – its mine forever and I can be safe

Womens 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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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

Co-Care Research Project

The social innovation team at Per Capita has commenced work on Co-Care, a co-design research project focusing on the thorny issue of housing and care options for older women without financial assets.

Interested in being interviewed for the project by one of Per Capita’s fantastic peer researchers? We are looking for women in Victoria aged 50+ to discuss independent, safe, and secure housing and care options. Please contact Edith at 03 9650 0494 or e.rodriguez@percapita.org.au

Homelessness in Australia

According to new data from the 2016 Census of Population and Housing the rate of homelessness in Australia has increased 4.6% over the last five years and younger and older Australians emerged as groups experiencing increased homelessness in Australia. 

The latest estimates reveal more than 116,000 people were experiencing homelessness in Australia on Census night and 8,200 people were ‘sleeping rough’ in improvised dwellings, tents or sleeping out. 

Even before hearing these alarming statistics Women’s Housing Ltd were working hard everyday to provide more affordable housing to women at risk of homelessness.

For more information please click on the Homelessness in Australia factsheet prepared by the Council to Homeless Persons.

Homeward Bound

On Tuesday 31 July 2018 Women’s Housing Ltd assisted Eastern Homelessness Network in their Walk to End Homelessness.

Lots of sunshine, smiles and cake to raise awareness for a very serious issue!

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