What Comes After #MyMum – Preventing Homelessness Amongst Australia's Older Women
Older women now represent the fastest growing cohort of Australia’s homeless. In the ACT between 2016-17, women accounted for more than half of the people accessing specialist homelessness and housing services. Compounding an already precarious situation, older women will often find themselves at the mercy of the private rental market. For YWCA Canberra, addressing older women’s homelessness and housing crisis has been a longstanding policy priority. As a registered community housing provider, YWCA Canberra has been providing affordable housing and supportive tenancy services for women and families in Canberra for 60 years. Rentwell is the first charitable property management service in the ACT to provide affordable rental accommodation to Canberrans on low incomes. As a philanthropic model, Rentwell also provides those who own investment properties the opportunity to change someone’s life in a tangible way.