Women’s Property Initiatives (WPI) mission is to build a secure future for women and children in need by developing and providing good quality, long term affordable housing. In partnership with Platinum Institute Australia (PIA), a registered training organisation operating in Ballarat, Geelong and Braybrook), WPI is seeking a two-fold approach to build more social housing across Victoria and build strategies to positively impact the places where people live, learn, work and play by providing safe and affordable homes for families, particularly those escaping domestic violence. This partnership will provide real outcomes and a life-changing difference for women-led families in need of secure housing and enable students to receive positive education and attain the social skills and professional qualifications needed for a successful future and employability.
Vulnerable women face severe financial disadvantage with 70% -80% of women in need working in low paid jobs, with 40% working part time or casually. By focusing on women who are predominantly suffering from financial disadvantage and domestic violence, WPI is trying to close the housing and financial gaps for women and their children by providing safe and secure housing to women-led households. Moreover, PIA provides excellence in training for disadvantaged students, focusing on breaking cyclical behaviours through promoting the merit of hard work and developing pro-social skills.