HOW M Survey Report

Thank you to the 300 respondents of the survey (available on this website). Your commitment of time and willingness to share your experience and insights makes a difference. We will use the de-identified findings in our ongoing advocacy to bring about system changes which will create more housing choices for women 55+yrs. The survey remains open if you have not completed as yet. In time with many more responses we will do further analysis and update the current report.

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Mastermind Online

Housing Older Women Movement invites government, community, and private sector stakeholders to an online Mastermind event outlined in this flier, with registration via the red button below.

 HOW Movement designed the My Home, Your Home, Our Homes Project as a catalyst to seed demonstration projects, identify enablers, and reduce barriers to the growth of new gentle-density housing that offers diverse tenures, intergenerational colocation, and ageing in the home, neighbourhood, and community where it is located.

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Why New Housing Types Matter

A Video of a Study by Professor Louise Grabtree provides clear evidence of the personal, social and community benefits of collaborative housing types. You will be well informed by Louise work which is highlighted in this video and a report released only a few weeks ago. The Value of Housing Co-operatives in Australia report launch on Vimeo This type of housing will be the focus of the HOW Movements My Home Your Home Our Homes Project.

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Exciting outcomes have emerged from the discussions on Citizen Led Housing facilitated by Zola Rose across the ‘ditch’.

We will be facilitating similar discussion here in SE Qld as art of the My Home Your Home Our Homes Project when we a host a visit from Zola in August this year. Zola has shared a report from these gatherings you will finding very interesting.

To be updated on details please use the signup function on the Home Page.

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HOW M presents at International Social Work Day – Human Rights event

Housing is a human right and Australia is signatory to International Covenants’ which uphold this right! So must we. It was uplifting to see the Australian Association of Social Workers supporting a rights advocacy strategy. Thank you to Sharon Redmond a HOW M Core Member and a Social Worker who facilitated this opportunity to hear our voice regarding human rights and housing.

‘The Value of Housing Co-operatives’ a report and its launch from Louise Crabtree.

Louise is delighted to let us know that the launch can now be watched online at https://vimeo.com/937545999?share=copy

Also a reminder that the project’s final report can be accessed through https://doi.org/10.26183/0xpp-g320 and the technical report can be downloaded via https://doi.org/10.26183/xpgj-cs89.

Please feel free to share these links amongst your networks.

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7.30 Report on Older Women and House Sharing

This excellent piece by the ABC highlights what we have known for a long time: that sharing a house is often the only viable option for many older women in the face of rocketing rental prices and the many other barriers we face. Click here to watch.

Therese Hall from Western Sydney University interviewed women in our Movement and in the featured Gold Coast group, as part of her doctoral thesis.

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Homelessness Week in Canberra – Image Gallery

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