General News

Older Women and Homelessness

9 August 2017

On Monday, Felicity Reynolds, Mercy Foundation's CEO discussed the issue of older women's homelessness with Jeanette Large, CEO of Women's Property Initiatives (WPI) on ABC News.

WPI was awarded a Grant to End Homelessness for a pilot project of a shared equity home ownership scheme between WPI, a registered housing provider and individual women over 55 years of age. This innovative project has the potential to prevent homelessness for women over 55 who are not eligible for social housing and have limited access to resources to sustain private rental housing into the future. This initiative provides a permanent, appropriate and affordable housing ownership option for this group of women. 

Watch the discussion here: