Women’s Rapid Re-Housing Program
March 8 2018
The Women’s Rapid Re-Housing Program aims to move women, and women with children, out of homelessness as rapidly as possible, and ideally prevent them from entering the homelessness system altogether.
The program provides access to flexible, short-term financial assistance for women and their children to either find suitable alternative housing, or maintain their current tenancy. Both approaches focus on establishing stability in sustainable housing.
From 2016 – 2017 we supported 108 households with flexible financial assistance to get and keep housing through a partnership between Launch Housing, Justice Connect and WISHIN (Women’s Information, Support and Housing in the North).
The uptake of this program for women, and women with children, experiencing homelessness and family violence has continued to exceed expectations.
During 2016 – 2017 80 households, including 81 women and 34 children, have been supported through the Women’s Rapid Re-Housing Program at Launch Housing. The program has enabled 57 households to establish new suitable tenancies and 23 households to successfully maintain their current tenancies.
The Women’s Rapid Re-Housing Program is a unique and flexible program that ensures safety and security for women and their children.
Launch Housing gets women and their children rapidly rehoused, or supports them to maintain their housing, as they work towards achieving their goals and building sustainable lives.
Currently, the increased investment of philanthropic donations will enable delivery of the Women’s Rapid Re-Housing Program from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018.
*Please note that it is only possible to access the Women’s Rapid Rehousing Program if you are an eligible client of Launch Housing or Justice Connect.