Investment properties used to support those fleeing violent homes.


February 20, 2024

An inspiring couple has donated the use of two homes to support people escaping family violence and are encouraging others to do the same.

The Melbourne couple donated the use of their two-bedroom house in Abbotsford eighteen months ago, and more recently donated the use of their three-bedroom home in Northcote.

They bought the Northcote property specifically for women with children who need more space.

“It’s an amazing contribution that gives women and children escaping family violence a real opportunity to leave dangerous homes and start afresh,” said Uniting Senior Manager for Housing Services, Louise Daniel.

The couple, who wish to be known as K and B, gave Uniting the use of the first house eighteen months ago in response to media articles highlighting the number of Australian women killed or impacted by violent partners every year.

“We both looked at each other and it was like an epiphany. We both thought about our house in Abbotsford and thought we can do something about this,” B said.

B who ran his own business for more than 30 years said he has always operated based on engaging with companies, products and people that feel right. The couple chose Uniting because of a newspaper article featuring General Manager Housing and Property Kristie Looney and her own story of being a young single mother at risk of homelessness.

If you are interested in donating the use of a property or want to know more go to Uniting Housing website or call 1800 329 133.

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