Who We Are

YWCA Housing believe the provision of safe, secure and affordable accommodation is a foundation for ending inequality for women.

We provide and advocate for improved access to safe, secure and affordable housing for low income Australians, particularly women and their children.

Safe, secure and affordable housing is fundamental to women’s social, economic and educational participation, and the realisation of gender equality and women’s human rights.

YWCA Victoria, through its subsidiary company YWCA Housing, is one of the largest medium to long term housing providers for women in Victoria. YWCA Housing currently provides over 100,000 nights of shelter to disadvantaged Victorian women through our owned and operated properties in metropolitan Melbourne and Geelong.

YWCA Housing is a regulated housing provider within the Victorian regulatory system for non-profit housing providers, meeting applicable regulatory performance standards.

YWCA Housing recognises that women face some of the biggest housing affordability challenges in our community. Poverty, financial inequality and other structural barriers can limit the housing options available to women and place them in or at risk of significant housing stress and homelessness. This is real and we see it in our work every day.