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Older Women Retiring Into Poverty

In Category - NewsDate - 22/08/2018

Older single women are the fastest growing cohort of people experiencing homelessness and most of them have never been homeless before. 

The National Older Women’s Housing and Homelessness Working Group is today delivering a paper at Parliament House in Canberra - Retiring into Poverty - A National Plan For Change: Increasing Housing Security For Older Women.

This important document provides an outline of the issues facing older women living in housing insecurity or homelessness and identifies changes needed to policies and programs.

Please read the media release here - Working Group calls for a national agenda for action to fight older women’s housing insecurity and homelessness.