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Preventing Evictions of Senior Tenants in the GTA

This paper presents our findings from conversations and consultations about the issue of seniors' evictions across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). It is intended as a starting point from which communities can move toward finding solutions to this growing issue.
2017

How a Group of Female Seniors Decided to Forgo a Retirement Home for a Co-Living Space

An article about the Toronto project of senior co-housing for older women based on the French La Maison des babayagas, or The Babayagas' House.
2017

Tiny houses: Interest is growing but who wants them and why?

My research to date has found a marked increase in people who want their own tiny house, particularly among older women. Based on earlier research, I argued tiny houses could be part of a solution to the perennial and wicked problem of unaffordable housing, as well as improving urban density and the environmental sustainability of housing. Demographically, interest in tiny houses is biased towar
2017

Rise in Older Women Now Couch Surfing or Sleeping in Their Car

Imagine reaching the age of 55 and having to choose between couch surfing or sleeping in your car each night. This is the situation for thousands of older women in Australia. Last year 1,618 women aged over 50 who presented at homelessness services were couch surfing according to Australian Institute of Health and Welfare data. This number has risen by 83% in the last four years.
2017

Older Women's Studio Development Project

The aim of the project was to explore whether the model of smaller accommodation was suitable for housing homeless older women in the inner and middle ring communities of Sydney. It was designed to be carried out in two stages. Stage 1 engaged older women in co-designing smaller spaces that would work for them as long-term homes.
2017

Housing affordability crisis is bad for Gen Y but worse for Baby Boomers

Australia has the second-highest rate of poverty among those on pensions in all OECD nations. Our retirement system basically takes the inequality that exists in our society at the moment and then magnifies it in retirement.
2017

Pop-up shelter for older women under housing stress to open in Melbourne

Women over 55 currently sleeping rough or in severe housing stress will be able to seek shelter in new pop-up accommodation in Melbourne’s City of Port Phillip. A 55-room aged care facility known as Claremont Home, operated by CaSPA Care, is currently vacant awaiting master planning for redevelopment.
2017

Literature Review: Older women and housing in the ACT

Single older women comprise a rapidly growing cohort facing housing insecurity and the risk of homelessness.
2017

The Impact of Homelessness on Health

Homelessness is bad for all our health, and wealth. Homelessness is a measure of our collective success, or otherwise, in reducing inequalities. Evidence tells us that the health of people experiencing homelessness is significantly worse than that of the general population.
2017

Ageing without a home

Single women aged 55+ make up about 70% of the homeless population of Australia.
2017
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