Pro Bono has reported on the Retiring into Poverty report released as part of the National Older Women’s Housing and Homelessness Working Group that we are proud to be part of. “The number of older women accessing the private rental market increased by 45,000 in a five year period, which according to the report, was not viable […]

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Despite the growing understanding in the community, national housing and homelessness policy is yet to catch up. There is a considerable challenge in translating this community awareness to policy visibility. Given the first stumbling block is the lack of a national housing policy that resembles a comprehensive and effective housing strategy, the possibility a housing strategy that is both age and gender-responsive seems even more remote.

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“With just over 40% of CRA recipients in housing stress after receiving CRA, females making up 66% of unassisted requests for specialist homelessness service and almost 200 000 households waiting for social housing, it is clear than when housing supports fail from under-investment, it is women and their children who are left with nowhere to go.”

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