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Joint Housing Framework Statement

Joint Housing Framework Statement

Joint Housing Framework Statement

The Victorian Government recently announced a public consultation to inform the development of a future social housing framework.  In support of expanding accessible, affordable and appropriate homes, seven Victorian housing, homelessness and domestic violence peak organisations joined together around five key housing priorities:

  1. Improve housing outcomes: set strong goals and objectives for the Victorian housing system
  2. Invest to fix the underlying financial problems: finance an ongoing operating contribution for long-term public housing sustainability
  3. Go for growth: develop innovative finance models to expand low-cost housing stock
  4. Help tenants build a better future: support policies to promote tenant security and participation
  5. Work together to create lasting change: establish a state-wide affordable housing taskforce

Community organisations and individuals were invited to endorse the housing statement, with over 200 agreeing to support our position. We have sent the housing statement and the list of endorsing organisations to the Victorian Minister for Housing, The Hon. Wendy Lovell MLA, and continue to advocate for better housing outcomes to  the government using this platform.

Download the Joint Housing Framework Statement from the community sector

Download the list of endorsements

Victoria’s current Housing Act 1983 has the objective of ensuring ‘that every person in Victoria has adequate and appropriate housing at a price within his or her means’. It is vital that State Government reaches this goal, in partnership with the community.

From the following housing, homelessness and domestic violence peak bodies:

Victorian Council of Social Service
Council to Homeless Persons
Tenants Union of Victoria
Community Housing Federation of Victoria
Victorian Public Tenants Association
Domestic Violence Victoria
Public Interest Law Clearinghouse – Homeless Persons’ Legal Clinic