Welcome To The Better Together Housing Program

Better Together Housing is a “shared housing” community. We provide a website where single women over the age of 55 can meet each other with the intentions of sharing a home. This could be a house owned by one of the women or a property that is rented by the participants. The program has been created by two leading charities on the Sunshine Coast to address the rising cost of living and the risk of social isolation these women are concerned about. Better Together Housing is focused on bringing together like-minded people so they can reap the benefits of a shared housing situation. We do this by inviting interested people to register to find someone to share a home with. We do not provide the housing itself, but can support people with their housing applications and link people to preferred suppliers.

How To Register

  1. Complete the registration form. Complete the registration form. It will be better if you have your current police check or blue card before you start this application as it will need to be uploaded. See the Security Checks page for further information.
    An email will be sent to you confirming we have received your registration.
  2. Within a week your application will be accepted or you will be contacted by a member of the Better Together Housing team to confirm if this is the right program for you. This is a self-directed program and as a participant you are in control. We will not match you with another person. We believe that you can make those decisions yourself.
  3. Once approved a second email will be sent to you with your log in details.
  4. At this point we encourage you to log in and update your profile. Your profile will include the information you put on your registration form, including; the area you live in or would like to live in, how much you can afford and your age group.
  5. You are encouraged to upload a photo and write your story as a method of promoting yourself, and the type of home you are looking for, to other participants.

How To Participate

  1. Join the Facebook group and you will receive a new notification every time a new person joins.
  2. Participate in our monthly "Get it Together" and meet like-minded women.
  3. Use the resources that have been developed by Better Together Housing to support your conversations with potential sharers.