Advocating for housing policy that addresses the needs of women

ERA works with our members to promote and advocate for national policies to improve access to affordable and appropriate housing for women. We are particularly concerned about the increasing numbers of homelessness and housing stress among older, single women.


Every night, more than 105,000 Australians don’t have a place to call home. That’s one in every 200 people. Women face some of the biggest housing challenges in our community. With your support and enough political will, we can end both homelessness and the housing crisis.

In the lead up to the 2016 election, the ERA supported a movement of Australians declaring that their vote in the election was a Vote Home.

Vote Home is a vote for a national strategy to address housing affordability and a vote for all political parties to commit to end the housing crisis by 2025.

A Home of One's Own: Shared Equity for Older, Single Women

In March 2016 Women's Property Initiatives released a new report, A Home of One's Own: Shared Equity for Older Single Womeninvestigating the feasibility of shared equity products to meet the housing needs of older, single women.

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