Homes for older women

CONNECTING WOMEN Aged 55+ WITH COMPASSIONATE HOMEOWNERS

CAN YOU HELP AN OLDER WOMAN FIND A PLACE TO CALL HOME?

The Older Women’s Network (OWN) Blue Mountains has launched the Homes for Older Women (HOW) program to address housing insecurity for women aged 55+.

We connect women in the Blue Mountains with compassionate homeowners who have a vacant granny flat, house, apartment or bedroom for rent at an affordable price.

HOW is a not-for-profit initiative run by OWN Blue Mountains. We appreciate the generosity of our volunteers and the organisations who support us.

OWN Blue Mountains is CALLING FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FROM HOMEOWNERS

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Older women are finding it increasingly difficult to access affordable housing in the Blue Mountains’ private rental market. An extra layer of hardship has been added with the cost of living and rental affordability crises.  

Research shows older women are at greater risk of housing insecurity due to factors including relationship separation, death of a partner and retirement. Women often have significantly lower superannuation balances and savings than men.

Some older women, including those on fulltime incomes, are forced to move out of rental accommodation when prices increase, or cost-of-living pressures become too much. Others are couch surfing with family and friends or living in precarious situations.

CALLING FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FROM HOMEOWNERS

We invite you to find out more about the Homes for Older Women (HOW) program. Your space can change a life.

SEEKING AFFORDABLE ACCOMMODATION?

The HOW program is run by OWN Blue Mountains. If you would like more information, please email us at how@ownnsw.org.au or phone 0493 965 190.

OWN NSW and OWN Blue Mountains simply provide a connection service and disclaim any liability to homeseekers and home providers.

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 More Information

This HOW program is run by OWN Blue Mountains.

If you would like more information, please email us at how@ownnsw.org.au or phone 0493 965 190.

 PARTNER, SUPPORTERS & ADVISORY COMMITTEE

We would like to acknowledge the following organisations for their support:

The Mercy Foundation, OWN NSW, ActiveCampaign, the Australian Government (volunteers grant), Bennetts Printing, the Grand View Hotel and our Advisory Committee – representatives from Blue Mountains City Council, the Blue Mountains Women’s Health and Resource Centre, Mountains Community Resource Network, Link Wentworth and the Zonta Club of the Blue Mountains.

Funding Partner

mercy foundation logo

Supporters

OWN NSW logo
link wentworth logo
ActiveCampaign logo
Bennetts Printing logo
Grand View Hotel logo

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Blue Mountains Women's Health and Resource Centre logo
Mountains Community Resource Network Logo
blue mountains city council logo
link wentworth logo
Zonta logo

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