Every Victorian should have a safe place to call home. And yet each night there are around 25,000 people across the state who are sleeping on the street, in their cars, in dodgy rooming houses or couch surfing.
Our homelessness crisis has grown due to a lack of action from the Victorian Government, which has neglected public housing for decades. And to make matters worse, in recent years the Government has also been selling off public housing and public land to property developers, instead of building more public homes.
As a result, there are more than 100,000 Victorians on the public housing waiting list.
What can we do about it?
The most effective way to end homelessness is to build more public housing.
Just like public health and education, governments have a responsibility to provide public homes for those who need it. Because everyone, no matter their bank balance, should have a safe and secure place to call home.
The Greens are using our position in Parliament to:
- Get the Victorian Government to build 100,000 public homes over 10 years. We have already managed to get the Andrews Labor Government to agree to a “big build”, which is a welcome move despite most homes being outsourced to the private sector.
- Stop the sell-off of public land, to ensure this land is used for the benefit of the community (not property developers).
We know that when the Government feels the pressure from the community as well as the Greens in Parliament, we can achieve big steps forward.
Join the campaign and be part of ending homelessness in Victoria.