Housing and women

Clearinghouse Connector – September 2013

Links to online resources available from the Women’s Health Victoria Clearinghouse collection.

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Women and housing summary paper Economic Security4Women, 2008

Homelessness and women Homelessness Australia, 2011

Women and homelessness Women’s Health East, 2012

Social context

Lifetime and intergenerational experiences of homelessness in Australia Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI), 2013

Too big to ignore : future issues for Australian women’s housing 2006-2025 Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, 2007

Precarious housing and health inequalities : what are the links? Hanover Welfare Services, 2011

How does living in public housing affect women’s employment? Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI), 2011

Home truths : impacts of housing insecurity on women across the life course Anglicare, 2011

The Wesley Report : homelessness and the next generation Wesley Mission, 2013

We’re not asking, we’re telling: An inventory of practices promoting the dignity, autonomy, and self-determination of women and families facing homelessness The Homeless Hub, 2012

Violence against women

The impact of housing on the lives of women and children – post domestic violence crisis accommodation NSW Women Refuge Movement, 2009

Home and safe? Policy and practice innovations to prevent women and children who have experienced domestic and family violence from becoming homeless Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI), 2012

Preventing homelessness for women and children who have experienced domestic and family violence Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI), 2013

At-risk groups of women

It could be you : female, single, older and homeless Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse, 2010

A predictable crisis :older, single women as the new face of homelessness Parity, 2010

Unlocking the door : new hope for older women facing homelessness Parity, 2011

Indigenous women and the role of transactional sex in homelessness Homelessness Clearinghouse, 2012

No exit into homelessness : still a dream? : the housing needs of women leaving prison Women in Prison Advocacy Network, 2011

Addressing homelessness amongst persons with a disability : identifying and enacting best practice Homelessness Clearinghouse, 2012


Australian and Victorian governments working together to reduce homelessness Australia. Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, 2012

The road home : the Australian Government white paper on Homelessness Australia. Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, 2008

Related websites

WIRE. Housing for women

Australian Homelessness Clearinghouse

Homelessness Australia

Council to Homeless Persons

Equality Rights Alliance. Housing policy that addresses the needs of women

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