Ending and Preventing Older Women's Experience of Homelessness in Australia

Older, single women are increasingly vulnerable to housing stress, insecurity and homelessness. This submission by Homelessness Australia and the Equality Rights Alliance outlines what older women in Australia need to end and prevent homelessness, which includes increasing affordable accommodation and providing sufficient income The cost of housing has a major impact on the financial security of women in retirement. Affordable housing establishes a base from which to secure income, freeing up income for other life essentials including food, healthcare and community activity. A growing body of research by academic and community groups has identified the causes and needs of older women experiencing homelessness