YWCA chooses Goulburn Valley for emergency homes project

Artist’s impression of a Mooroopna home YWCA Australia will build.

YWCA Australia – the nation’s biggest provider of women’s emergency housing – will build nine dwelling at Mooroopna, five kilometres south west of Shepparton.

The development, to be managed by the Mooroopna Women’s Housing Project, will be funded by Homes Victoria as part of the $5.3 billion Big Housing Build.

Kialla based Cavalier Homes Goulburn Valley will construct them; completion is scheduled by January.

Family violence victims will then be prioritised.

A YWCA Australia spokesperson said residential vacancy in Mooroopna is 0.1 per cent (story continues below).

Rents rose 8.4pc in the last 12 months, they added – adding to an already short-supplied situation in 2021, when the Census revealed one third of residents were experiencing rental stress.

These factors put women on low incomes at greater risk of homelessness and housing insecurity, according to the not-for-profit.

Homes Victoria also recently funded YWCA Australia women’s social housing projects at Baranduda and nearby West Wodonga, and East Bendigo where the group operates the Bendigo Affordable Housing Development for low income earners.

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Marc Pallisco

A former property analyst and print journalist, Marc is the publisher of realestatesource.com.au.