Judy Line, CEO, standing in front of Women’s Housing Ltd’s next planned development opportunity!
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.”
This project was designed to deliver more affordable, long-term housing to women at risk of homelessness. Located close to public transport, local shops and parklands, the development includes 20 new one and two bedroom dwellings for women and children, many of whom are escaping family violence.
The design by award-winning architectural practice, ClarkeHopkinsClarke and built by Buildcorp, prioritises the safety of tenants, while ensuring the apartments have the look and feel of a traditional residential home. Additional features include car parking, terraces and a number of apartments that have been designed to support ageing in place, reflecting the growing number of elderly women in housing crisis. The project was funded by a $5.5m grant from the Victorian Property Fund.
CEO of Women’s Housing Ltd Judy Line says
“The recent increased public awareness of violence against women has helped secure more funding for community housing projects”
Pictured left to right: Bianka and Nyakong with Jak, tenants, Wade Noonan MP, Judy Line, CEO, Valerie Mosley, Chair, Marlene Kairouz MP