• Older Women’s Housing Project

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    We are thrilled to see progress made on our Older Women’s Housing Project pilot in Beaconsfield. This four-home development is now well underway after some significant delays due to COVID-19. The slab is down, and work is continuing on site. These beautiful homes, designed by Studio Bright, will provide an opportunity for women over 55 ... Read more

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  • Lunar apartments in Bundoora

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    Construction is nearly complete on the Lunar apartments in Bundoora. WPI will be able to offer 10 apartments in this development to women and children, early in 2021. The Lunar apartments, part of the Polaris 383 development, are conveniently located and offer excellent access to services. Construction at Nightingale Village is also moving swiftly. We ... Read more

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  • Mt Atkinson House

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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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  • Pakenham Development Complete

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    WPI’s six homes in Pakenham are 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 Property Managers but ... Read more

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  • Brighter Futures Program

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    This is Josh (well his hands at least). Josh is 11 and lives with his mum, Maria, in one of our homes. Their home is a place where they have been able to heal from trauma and where Maria’s very violent ex-partner can’t find them. Josh has autism and has compromised immunity so he wasn’t ... Read more

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  • Matrix Guild and Sara Elkas

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    Matrix Guild has made a substantial contribution to the purchase of three apartments in Nightingale Evergreen. This purchase was made possible by a bequest from the late Sara Elkas. Sara was a founding member of Matrix Guild, an organisation with a strong connection to WPI that provides a voice for lesbians over 40. She worked ... Read more

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  • Victorian Homeless Fund House

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    WPI recently took possession of a beautiful home in Melbourne’s south east, donated by the Victorian Homeless Fund. This beautiful house is now home to a mum and her three children who have experienced family violence. They are absolutely over the moon with the home, which was donated fully furnished and landscaped.  The Victorian Homeless ... Read more

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  • Homelessness Week

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    The first week in August was Homelessness Week, a national week to shine a spotlight on issues facing people experiencing homelessness. WPI is a supporter of the Everybody’s Home campaign, calling on our government to fix Australia’s housing system and urgently provide more social housing. You can’t stay at home if you don’t have one. ... Read more

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  • Kym’s Tenant Story

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    In the 80’s Kym left a violent partner with her teenage daughter, Hayley. She was scared, but she bought a small house in Geelong and thought at least she would always have that. Unfortunately, she was manipulated by another partner, lost her house, and got into trouble, spending two years in jail. Her young daughter ... Read more

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  • Kellie’s Tenant Story

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    Kellie was pregnant with Kai when she moved into her WPI home. Three years before she had moved to Gippsland with her then partner to get away from drugs. She’d lived with addiction for 10 years and had two children who weren’t living with her because she couldn’t provide a home or care for them. ... Read more

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  • Marree’s Tenant Story

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    Some bad luck and some really bad decisions led to Marree spending time in prison. After her release, she was provided with transitional housing, worked as a cleaner, and reconnected with her daughters. She felt valuable and productive, but it was devastating to look for permanent housing and realise that she couldn’t afford a decent ... Read more

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  • Marie’s Tenant Story

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    Some bad luck and some really bad decisions led to Marree spending time in prison. After her release, she was provided with transitional housing, worked as a cleaner, and reconnected with her daughters. She felt valuable and productive, but it was devastating to look for permanent housing and realise that she couldn’t afford a decent ... Read more

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