Woman Property Intiatives
We create new beginnings for women and children at risk of homelessness by providing permanent and affordable homes, access to support networks and ongoing advocacy.
Donate to help us deliver 25 new homes for women over the next three years
On any given, 49,000 Australian women are homeless. Every year 39,000 women and children seek help for homelessness because of domestic and family violence. And because they have nowhere affordable to live, 7,690 women a year are forced to return to the perpetrators.
To mark our 25 year milestone, we are launching a campaign to deliver 25 new homes for women over the next three years. A secure home is a new beginning. It is a foundation for a happier, healthier life.
Donate now to help us provide homes that will profoundly improve the lives of women and their families. Women like our current tenant, Jo, who couch surfed for over a decade before finding a home through WPI. Jo is a talented artist, but her income was irregular and often low. Unable to afford a secure home of her own she started house sitting, minding pets when people went on holidays and hopping from one friend’s sofa to another.
Since moving into her own one bedroom apartment in 2017, where the rent is affordable and her home is secure, Jo says her mental health has improved. “I feel like me again. These days I appreciate everything I have – hot water, fresh food and natural light through my window. It’s my apartment and I will never take that for granted.” Jo is now using her lived experience to advocate for other women who are going through what she did.
Our Lastest News
Construction is nearly complete on new apartments in Bundoora. WPI will be able to offer 10 apartments in this development to women and children, early in 2021. The apartments are conveniently located and offer excellent access to services. Construction at Nightingale Village is also moving swiftly. We will offer nine apartments across two of the … Read more
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With land donated to WPI by the Scalzo family, and generous contributions from Lend Lease Future Steps Foundation and ISPT, the Victorian Homeless Fund and Dennis Family Homes are building another house for WPI in Mt Atkinson in Melbourne’s west. This will be a five-bedroom home to accommodate a larger family. The demand for affordable … Read more
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WPI’s six home development in Melbourne’s south east is now complete. They look amazing! Surrounded by parkland, these homes were designed by Schored Projects and built by SJD Homes. They will accommodate six local families experiencing housing crises, many of whom are escaping family violence. Stage 4 Restrictions present big challenges for our Tenancy and … Read more
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