Sydney’s first dedicated housing project for transgender women will be built in the inner-city suburb of Darlinghurst in what is certainly a first for Australia, and possibly, the world.

In a meeting on Monday, City of Sydney councillors unanimously voted to endorse a staff recommendation for Council to support the establishment of affordable housing specifically for trans women.

Seven terrace houses in Darlinghurst are being sold with a 70 per cent discount to Common Equity, which will partner with All Nations housing co-operative to create affordable and permanent housing.

“Trans women are particularly vulnerable to homelessness and housing insecurity,” said Greens Councillor Sylvie Ellsmore to City Hub. 

Read the full article, Sydney’s first dedicated affordable housing for transgender women, Star Observer, 29 March 2024

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