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YWCA Housing

Rapid Housing Head Leasing Initiative

YWCA have obtained 12-month funding for “head leases” for 29 properties in Geelong, Port Phillip Bay and the City of Darebin.

Head leasing helps the Y to increase the supply of accommodation for women by leasing properties from the private rental market and sub-letting them to our list of approved female tenants. It involves two agreements- one between the YWCA and the landlord/agent, and the other lease is between the tenant and the Y. Benefits for landlord and agents include..

  • Guaranteed rental payments
  • Secure and defined rental period
  • Highly experienced property management
  • Well-maintained properties throughout the lease

This method of leasing provides a subsidised rent for a woman, allowing her to reside a safe community, close to work, childcare and other vital services. This is something that many households and single women cannot afford.

YWCA are continuing to search for properties available to lease in the above areas, at a maximum rental of up to $280/week. We’re so proud and excited to have the following Real Estate Agents and their landlords involved in the program-

Pride Real Estate, Elwood

Jellis Craig, Hawthorn

Love Real Estate, Thornbury

Luxe Property

Rodney Morley Real Estate

Planinsek Property Group

Barry Plant Geelong

R T Edgar Ocean Grove

If you (as a private landlord) or your business would like to participate in this initiative with the YWCA, we’d love to work with you!

Please contact Richard Bailey as follows:

Work Phone: 8341-8700

Mobile Phone: 0409 968 285

Email: teamleader@ywca.net