Having a roof over your head is a basic human right, and it’s the foundation for all of us to be able to participate fully in society.
But for so many Victorians, a secure and stable home is out of reach. The price of housing is out of control and too many Victorians cannot afford to buy or even rent a good home.
There are more than 80 000 people currently on the public housing waiting list, with some desperately waiting for more than 10 years. And over 20 000 Victorians are homeless, including an increasing number of older Victorians.
The rental market is broken with rents in Victoria increasing while there are fewer and fewer affordable properties available to renters.
We’ve ended up in this crisis because successive Labor and Liberal government have neglected housing, refusing to build more public housing and allowing property developers to run riot.
Most recently, the Andrews Labor Government exacerbated the problem by making the unprecedented decision to sell off public housing land to private property developers.
But we know there’s a better way.
The Greens have a plan that puts people before property developers.
Long term Government intervention in the housing market is essential to address the out of control price of housing and end homelessness in Victoria.
We want to build a society where everyone has a safe and secure place to call home.
The Greens plan for ‘A Home for All’ will:
- Stop the sale of public housing to private property developers, to ensure that we have enough public land to provide homes for all Victorians. Read more about our plan [PDF]
- Build 40,000 new and refurbished public housing homes over the next 6 years to eradicate the public housing waiting list.
- Build another 40,000 public, community and other affordable houses over the following six years. Read more about our plan [PDF]
- Require 30% of new big apartment developments to be public, community or other affordable housing, providing more homes for Victorians.
- Help renters by putting a cap on rent rises and setting minimum standards for rental properties to ensure everyone has a safe and comfortable home to live in.
- End homelessness by building more housing and investing in the Housing First approach to homelessness.
Read more about our plans to fix housing: