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The number of women aged 55 and over who experience homelessness in Australia has grown by 31% between 2011 and 2016. This trend is expected to continue unless social housing provision is expanded, given the gap in men’s and women’s lifetime wealth accumulation.
As part of National Homelessness Week (4-10th August), Dr Jane Bullen from the Women’s Electoral Lobby has called on Federal and State governments to respond to the homelessness crisis for women.