New service for older women seeking housing support in Queensland

15 Sep 2023

A new service has opened in Queensland to support older women seeking support for a housing crisis or homelessness. The Housing Older Women’s Support Services (HOWSS) is a Specialised Housing and Support Hub for Older Women funded by the Department of Housing. This Footprints Community service offers a Brisbane-based Hub, and a Queensland wide online navigation and support service that is inclusive of all older women experiencing housing distress or homelessness.


Tel: 1800 366 877

HOWSS provides a place where older women can receive:

  • help to find housing and support assistance
  • information and linkages to other human service support agencies
  • engagement and education sessions for older women, and the sector
  • volunteer peer support from people with lived experience
  • outreach services
  • state-wide collaborative regional responses
  • face-to-face contact with skilled staff
  • telephone and online advice and advocacy