Homes for Homes has granted over $1m in funding to eight organisations across VIC and ACT. These projects will provide housing for 53 people. In 2021, a further $140,000 will be granted across the Northern Territory and Queensland.
Establishment of 10 supported housing dwellings for eligible older women, and women with children on low to moderate incomes who are experiencing family violence.
YWCA will retain ownership of the land and dwellings in perpetuity which will add significantly to affordable housing stock in the ACT. 15 women will be housed via this project (Grant round 3, 2021).
Aboriginal Housing Victoria
$70,000 which will contribute to the redevelopment of an underutilised dwelling into two long-term social and affordable housing units for Aboriginal tenancies in Shepparton (Grant round 2, 2020).
Community Housing Canberra (CHC)
Provision of 2 x 2 bedroom properties that will be tenanted by women who are transitioning from incarceration back into the community. Women from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds as well as those with children will have priority placement in these residences. (Grant round 3, 2021)
Development of a group home to enable people with mental illness to transition from living with ageing parents, to a more independent model with 24/7 support (Grant round 2, 2020).
$120,000 granted to contribute to the redevelopment of apartments which will provide low-cost accommodation to people experiencing homelessness, as well as support programs to at-risk groups including homeless women with babies (Grant round 1, 2018).
Havelock Housing Association
$200,000 granted to purchase a unit which will offer long-term affordable tenancies to matched pairs of older women (Grant round 1, 2018).
Women’s Property Initiatives
$120,000 granted to support a four-unit development. This will house women over 55 who are living in the private rental market and don’t have enough money to buy their own home (Grant round 1, 2018).
$70,000 was granted and will contribute to the purchase of a unit that will provide affordable rental accommodation to women 55+ who have experienced domestic violence (Grant round 2, 2020).
Habitat for Humanity Victoria
In 2018, $40,000 was granted to support a six-star energy rated, three-bedroom house for a family living in housing stress. In Grant round 2, 2020, a further $20,000 was granted to support another home in Habitat for Humanity’s Yea development.