The Victorian Parliament’s Legislative Council have agreed to inquire into, consider and report, within 12 months, on the state of homelessness in Victoria, and in particular, the Legal and Social Issues Committee should — provide an independent analysis of the changing scale and nature of homelessness across Victoria; investigate the many social, economic and policy factors that impact on […]
One thousand new public housing properties will be built to help get more Victorians off the streets and into a home of their own, so they can turn their lives around. The Victorian Budget 2019/20 includes $209 million for public housing, delivering on our promise to build 1,000 new homes over the next three years. The new […]
A report from the Productivity Commission has revealed that the Victorian government spends less than a number of other states on social housing, despite our population size. Read the article at ProBono Australia for more information.
Prior to the State election, the Labour party pledged the following as part of their election platform- Invest $209 million to build an additional 1,000 public housing properties over three years. Establish Victoria’s first LGBTI Homelessness Grants Program, in recognition of the fact LGBTI people are more than twice as likely to experience homelessness. For detailed information you […]
In the lead up to the Victorian State election, that’s a very good question, so staff at Victorian Council of Social Services are helping to keep us informed with their Policy Tracker . If the government’s response to any social issues will help to determine how you vote, it’s well worth going to look at.
Please note that the deadline for enrolling to vote is 8pm, Tuesday November 6th. If you are working with clients who need to enrol, see the VEC website for more details.
Council to Homeless Persons (CHP) have released a ‘Homelessness Heat Map‘ to illustrate the numbers of people rough sleeping or living in sub-standard conditions in each electorate. The information is based on data generated by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and CHP is promoting this for use in lobbying MP’s through their Homelessness Election Platform […]
The Victorian State Election will be held on November 24th and for people experiencing homelessness or housing crisis the election poses both a problem and an opportunity. If a person is homeless, they do not have to vote and they can’t be fined if they enrol using a ‘no fixed address’ form. If someone you […]