Healthy Ageing


Preventing Homelessness in Older Women Project

The Preventing Homelessness in Older Women Project is being undertaken by the Eastern Affordable Housing Alliance (EAHA). The EAHA is auspiced by Knox City Council and includes Manningham, Maroondah, Monash, Whitehorse and Yarra Ranges Councils.

The project also brings together partners from the Victoria Government Department of Families, Fairness and Housing, Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions and the community housing and homelessness sectors.

The Project will seek to:

  • connect available data
  • consult with women with lived experience of housing insecurity and other key stakeholders
  • identify service gaps and critical points at which intervention might improve outcomes
  • include a review of alternative services and housing models.

The project aims to prevent homelessness among those who are most at risk, with single women over 55 the fastest growing cohort of people experiencing homelessness in the eastern metropolitan region.

The project findings will be used to inform all levels of government about preventive approaches and alternative housing models for women over 55 that could be delivered locally and across the eastern region.

Focus groups will be held in early April for women with lived experience of homelessness or housing insecurity and key service providers and peak bodies. The project is expected to be completed by November 2023.

For more information, please contact Camille Bowles on [email protected]

Website: Preventing Homelessness in Older Women Project

Website: Eastern Affordable Housing Alliance