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Housing for Women Survey

Housing for Women Survey

Responses are sought particularly from single women over 45, however women of all ages are invited to participate

The South Australian Government is seeking to develop new types of housing assistance that respond to changes in our community. One of these changes is an increasing number of older women - especially older, single women needing affordable, safe, long-term housing.

One idea for new housing assistance is to make home ownership easier for older people with limited income and assets. There are several ways that this can happen including through "shared equity" products. Shared equity means that an individual buyer pays for a portion of a home (for example, between one-half and three-quarters of the total cost) with the remaining value contributed by another organisation that shares the ownership. This approach may reduce loan repayments and/or deposit requirements for the buyer. The share owned by the other organisation is repaid when the home is sold.

To better understand the type of assistance that is needed and the best help that can be provided, we are asking women to fill in this anonymous survey.

After reviewing the survey results, it is intended that further research will be conducted through face-to-face discussions. If you are willing to take part in these discussions, please email the Office for Women at officeforwomen@dcsi.sa.gov.au.

This work is being conducted by the South Australian Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (Housing SA and Office for Women) in cooperation with Renewal SA, HomeStart Finance and the Office for the Ageing.

Take the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FYKTZTT

The closing date for this survey has now been extended until Friday 16 December.