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Womens Housing

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

Women’s Housing Limited (WHL) focuses on human rights, particularly the basic rights of women (and their children) to housing, healthcare,education and employment.

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

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What’s Happening at the Berwick Rooming House

Early May was a busy time at the rooming house with tenants benefiting from two different workshops.

On 4 May, Nigel Joseph from EACH attended the Berwick Rooming House to discuss the services EACH can offer regarding drug and alcohol use.  EACH recognise that health and wellbeing is significantly and negatively affected by factors such as unemployment, homelessness, financial difficulties, social exclusion and addiction so they offer a wide range of supports to assist members of the community to lead happier, healthier lives. 

On 11 May, Lisa Hansen from Casey North Community Information and Support Service attended the Berwick Rooming House to run a financial literacy workshop.  Casey North CISS has a range of services and programs that have been developed to respond to the pressing needs of the local community. 

The feedback from the tenants was very positive.

Thank you Nigel and Lisa for your time and support. 

Senator Janet Rice

Guess who turned up on her bike to have a look at Women’s Housing Ltd’s new development…Senator Janet Rice.

Senator Janet Rice was in the neighbourhood and interested in our housing specifically for women at Newport.  She is currently setting up a trust for green energy initiatives for housing.

Janet Rice at Newport

Bayswater

The gardens at Bayswater are having a makeover thanks to the wonderful volunteers from the Wantirna Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Women’s Housing Limited believes a home is not just a roof over your head.  With the valuable support from Wantirna Seventh Day Adventist Church we are able to provide additional services to improve the lives of our tenants and help them to feel safe and secure.

The project started on 15 April 2018 with volunteers redoing the watering system. 

Then on 22 April 2018 the gardens at Bayswater were active again with more than 20 people helping to weed, plant, dig, shovel and just simply work hard. 

Remarkable before and after photos…

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Stay tuned for the final stage in a couple of week the gardens will be finished with a teen area and a children’s playground.

Brave New World of Community Housing

On Thursday 19th April 2018 several staff from Women’s Housing Ltd attended the CHIA conference: Brave New World of Community Housing. 

“Our industry is playing an increasingly vital role in tackling Australia’s growing housing affordability crisis at a time when the financing landscape is undergoing major changes and the impact of the Victorian Government’s Homes for Victorians strategy and allocations framework is beginning to be felt.”

Staff heard from, Derek Ballantyne, the man tasked with implementing Canada’s $40 billion National Housing Strategy and about expectations of our social landlord role. 

Staff were also there to support Anne Winters, a Women’s Housing Ltd tenant, who agreed to speak at the conference.  She talked about what she wanted from a landlord and what she got from Women’s Housing Ltd. 

Thank you Anne for once again supporting the Community Housing Industry and being a wonderful advocate for women suffering a housing crisis.

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