Sharing with Friends Co-Housing Project

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Welcome to Sharing with Friends Go Fund Me page!
We are a non-profit organisation committed to addressing the risk of homelessness in older women. Older women are the fastest-growing population of homeless in Australia today and likely include someone you know...

Homelessness is a serious issue that affects many people, and older women are particularly vulnerable to this risk. Due to a variety of circumstances, such as working in the caring professions with low pay rates, job loss, divorce, DV, or other life events, older women are finding themselves without a secure home.

At Sharing with Friends, we are committed to building a prototype cohousing model for 5 older women that provides safe, secure dignified and affordable housing. Our cohousing model is more than just housing - it's a community. The women share resources, support each other and work together to create a safe and welcoming environment while maintaining their independence. We believe that by building a community that supports and uplifts its members, we can promote their health and well-being and their ongoing contribution to the wider community.

Draft concept plan of Sharing with Friends cohousing model.

Our model of cohousing targets the 'missing middle' of women who do not own their own home, are renting and retiring on limited superannuation and assets that make them ineligible for social housing. They are the future homeless as they use their assets and become reliant on the pension within 3-5 years. Sharing with Friends provides these women with the opportunity to purchase a lifetime lease on their unit with their investment returned on exiting their residence. Our model has been identified by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (May 2022) as a promising solution to the housing crisis for older women.

We are excited about the potential impact that our cohousing model can have on the lives of older women at risk of homelessness. By donating to Sharing with Friends, you can help us make this vision a reality. Your support will enable us to build our prototype cohousing model in SE Queensland from which we intend to share the concept, plans and support to Councils and other organizations that have expressed interest in our model of cohousing across Australia.

With your support, we can make a meaningful difference in the lives of older women who are at risk of homelessness. Join us in our mission to build a better future for our community ...and someone you know.

Please note that we do not meet any Queensland Government funding criteria as we are not providing "social housing".
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Clayfield QLD
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