Ongoing housing development is a core component of YWCA National Housing’s Strategic Growth Framework, with the aim of increasing the stock of affordable housing options for women across Australia.
These projects combine government funding with commercial partnerships and other strategic collaborations to deliver sustainable and accessible affordable housing.
For example, in Queensland, we are working with the state government through Partnering for Growth to provide new and innovative housing support and grow the number of community housing properties. Specifically in Toowoomba, we are negotiating to increase the number of units at our Betty Willis property.
In South Australia, we are exploring a redevelopment of an existing YWCA property into a mixed-use space which would include retail and commercial spaces, with affordable housing for women escaping domestic and family violence on other levels.