Womens Housing

Women’s Housing Limited (WHL)
focuses on human rights, particularly the basic rights of women (and their children) to housing, healthcare,education and employment.

Since our establishment in 1997, we’ve been listening to and validating women’s experiences, and acting as their voice in the housing sector.

Key Areas we work in:

Kensington Working Bee

Women's Housing Limited would like to thank Intuit for the wonderful work they did at the Kensington Rooming House.  Volunteers from Intuit worked on the gardens and painted the community room completing a transformation of the rooming house.


Congratulations to Gina Poulos from Theodora's Cheerful Givers for winning the Victoria Pride of Australia Medal 2014.  Women's Housing Limited and many of our tenants are grateful for Gina's ongoing support.

Where the Heart is... Community Festival

10am-3pm, Friday 20 March 2015
Edinburgh Gardens


Fantastic BBQ Lunch, Music & Performances, Art, Book Stall, Massage, Haircuts, Photo Booth, Kids & Young People’s Activities, Pet Parade, Lort Smith Pet Checks, Community Health & Information.

 FREE - All welcome - A Drug and Alcohol free event

112 Tram from Collins Street, get off at stop 20 on Brunswick St. near St Georges Road


Looking for a place to join others for a free meal on Christmas day then check out our November Newsletter for an organisation in your area.  

Also included in the November Newsletter are some helpful tips on how to beat the heat this summer, a list of great shops to find that perfect gift for Christmas, some delicious Christmas recipes and we always have an activity for the kids.

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A Big Thank-you!

Women's Housing Limited would like to thank Intuit, Masters Hardware at Mornington, Brighton North Rotary, North Balwyn Baptist Church, St Vincent de Paul Society and Theodora's Cheerful Givers  for their generous support.



Want to Make a Donation?

We have a huge demand on our service which includes not only seeking accomodation, but also the provision of basic toiletries, trains tickets and food. With this increasing demand we need your help more than ever. 

Please click on the link below to make a donation through the Give Now website.

Who's talking

  • I was elated when WHL gave me my current place. The feeling of… no more being scared, stressed, abused physically and emotionally, my kids safe and able to start again.
  • I have cried for joy so many times.
  • …for my children to be able to have friends over, to have our own beds and to have space and to have security.
  • Thank you for choosing us for this new property. This has made such a change to both of our lives.
  • WHL gave me the breathing space to focus and move forward despite the uncertainty of my future at that time.
  • It was a huge sense of relief to be able to feel safe and secure and I was able to progress my life.
  • I would like to thank you and your team in regards to the financial assistance granted to me. It was overwhelming and I shall not forget this kindness. Know that this was a great decision.
  • It was practically brand new – lovely to move into.
  • Thanks for your support. Thank you for your understanding. I have never had anyone act that way before.
  • I just found my nail clippers in my bag....you know he went away for a weekend and I just grabbed whatever I could and ran” [said during the interview]

  • It happened so fast, I couldn’t believe it. Women’s Housing Limited has helped me out so much. I thank them from the bottom of my heart.
  • WHL staff appear genuinely concerned about my well-being and are very reassuring. I feel most welcome and comfortable here.
  • I am grateful for the garage I live in, but at the end of the day, it is still a garage [said with tears running down her face]

  • This is the happiest day of my life....thank you so much

  • I have been doing it pretty hard, this has made my year [said through tears]

  • Is this true, is this really true? [once convinced] I have had a sad life, but this is the best day I have had so far [said through an interpreter]

  • Thank you Women’s Housing. I didn’t even know anything like this existed [referring to Women’s Housing]. Thank you from the bottom of my heart
  • I am so sorry, but I can’t stop crying...you don’t know what this means for me
  • I haven’t been able to plan anything...you know, without knowing where I am going to be living, I can’t even apply for a job.....I will be able to start again...
  • Thank you – I have been so worried and haven’t known what to do. I didn’t know about organisations like Women’s Housing, thank you, thank you…
  • I can’t tell you how much this means – thank you Women’s Housing, thank you from the bottom of my heart
  • I am so happy, now I can start planning a life for myself and my girls. I can find them a school where they can settle down. There life won’t be in chaos
  • At last I will have a place of my own – its mine forever and I can be safe
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