Not only do many women become homeless due to family violence , homelessness can expose them to further gendered violence. Research shows homeless women experience violence — or feel vulnerable to it — in crisis accommodation, such as private rooming houses and motels, to which housing services often refer them due to the scarcity of more suitable alternatives. Read more: Governments have no excuse for keeping public in the dark on public housing deals. For my recently published book I interviewed 15 women aged about their experiences of managing homelessness in Melbourne. The women described how the poverty, social exclusion and physical danger that accompany homelessness required them to manage their circumstances with very few resources.
Image by Kevin Russ via Stocksy. The Craigslist advert is titled "Free accommodation for genuine girl. No rent, no deposit, no bills nothing to pay
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