WPI is currently working on development opportunities to increase the supply of affordable, long-term rental housing to low-income women and their families.

In various stages of planning and development in 2017 are:

Rapid Rehousing Assistance Fund

The purchase of recently constructed houses and units that will house women and children escaping family violence:

  • 2 three-bedroom houses in Pakenham
  • 2 one-bedroom and 1 two-bedroom units in Highett
  • 3 two-bedroom units in Coburg
St Albans (VIC)
The construction of a three-bedroom house in St Albans is underway in 2017. This house is being built in collaboration with The Big West Festival who have donated the frame of the house which was used as a performance piece during their 2016 festival, with extra funding being provided by the Estate of the Late Edward Wilson & through private donations to complete construction.

WPI also plans to expand into regional centres to help meet housing needs in these areas. Opportunities for development are currently being explored in Ballarat, Bendigo and Sunbury.