This report outlines key housing needs and challenges for women through national research undertaken across regional Australia. It offers new knowledge and insights that are relevant for policy and key decision makers across all levels of government, community housing providers, researchers and the private sector.
The research finds that one in eight women living on low to moderate incomes in regional Australia had been homeless in the past five years.
This report highlights the critical and timely need for significant investment in social and affordable housing. Women in regional areas desperately need homes to call their own. Concurrent expansion of women’s specialist homelessness and housing supports are also crucial for those who are at risk of or are experiencing homelessness.