Women’s Property Initiatives (formerly known as Victorian Women's Housing Association) is a not-for-profit, women-specific, Australian Registered Housing Provider. We work with the private, public and non-government sectors to develop high-quality, safe and affordable housing.
WPI was established in 1996 through a project funded by the Victorian State Government in response to a lack of affordable, appropriate and secure housing for low income single women and single mothers
WPI’s first project was an 11 house development in Melbourne’s North West in conjunction with the Office of Housing. These homes were tenanted to 11 women and 26 children. In 2017, WPI will own a total of 82 homes tenanted to over 200 women and children with a net worth of $36 million.
WPI own and manage all of their properties, charging below market rent (no more than 75% of market rent or 30% of household income). WPI links with local government and community agencies to ensure tenants are supported in their new housing.
WPI is committed to creating more affordable housing because it is the foundation for building a better life.