YWCA established our community housing providers, YWCA National Housing and YWCA Housing, to build and operate social and affordable housing for women and gender diverse people. YWCA National Housing is a Tier 2 community housing provider.

YWCA currently owns or manages more than 460 social and affordable homes, with a rapidly expanding footprint. We build, buy, and manage housing properties and implement gendered housing solutions informed by our Women’s Housing Framework.

We provide nearly 130,000 nights of affordable accommodation to women and gender diverse people every year. 

In the Northern Territory, we offer nearly 20 standalone rental properties for women and their families. 

In Queensland, we offer nearly 100 standalone rental properties for women and their families, as well as one rooming house with a dozen bedrooms. 

In Victoria, we offer over 40 standalone rental properties for women and nearly 200 individual bedrooms across rooming houses in metropolitan Melbourne and Ballarat. 

Our Developments

We are growing our housing footprint across Australia, as we work to ensure all women and gender diverse people have access to a safe, secure and affordable home. Our developments are focused on delivering long-term housing solutions for women, primarily in regional areas. We have a $67.6 million investment in housing, paving the way for the delivery of 141 new housing tenancies by February 2025. 

In Queensland, we have four projects currently in progress valued at $21.7 million. This aims to deliver 58 housing properties – 42 social and 16 affordable. These are mainly regional areas including Townsville, Toowoomba and Crows Nest.

In regional Victoria, we have social housing developments valued at $30.1 million in progress, delivering 59 new homes. These are also mainly regional areas including Wodonga, Mooroopna, Baranduda and Bendigo.

In Adelaide, we have one project under development, which will deliver 24 new housing units [pictured to the left].

Current and Upcoming Developments

YWCA Bendigo Affordable Housing Development, completed 2021
YWCA Mooroopna properties under construction, August 2023
Render of YWCA development titled Burnayi Lurnayi

To find out more about our work in supporting women and gender diverse people to access safe, secure and affordable housing, head over to our National Housing website.