One of the most at risk groups of people facing homelessness are our older population, particularly women over 50.
Family breakups, unemployment and under employment have left many empty nesters without a nest.
Media focus is often given to the plight of first home buyers who can never seem to get their first deposit for a home together. Shouldn’t we also be considering the needs of our “last home buyers” who are ignored by the banks and considered a risk by the real estate industry and landlords.
Older women in particular who are on their own following marriage breakdown often struggle to gain decent rental accommodation.