Housing and Homelessness

Oct 4

With household debt at a record high, even slight interest rate rises can push family budgets to breaking point. Wages


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Aug 12

“I’ll die if I go in there,” David thought. But his options were limited.


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Aug 7

Victorians with disability are at risk of being overlooked in the long-awaited push towards safeguards for renters.


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Jul 31

VCOSS highlights four key takeaways from the 2018 HILDA report—along with suggested solutions.


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Jun 14

Victoria’s top three political leaders have used the VCOSS Good Life Summit to expand on their vision for a fairer


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Dec 1

Young people are falling through gaps in support systems, couch surfing in widespread numbers, with little formal support or protection.


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Oct 30

New reforms should stop public housing tenants being slugged unreasonable costs for damages and repairs, writes the Victorian Public Tenants'


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May 3

Expanding social housing through measures including a growth fund and community housing loans, the 2017 Victorian Budget is a great


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Apr 11

If just 20% of the public discussion was about how to prevent people becoming homeless in the first place, we’d


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Feb 27

Young people experiencing homelessness often miss out on support because there’s no plan or specialist support associated with their mental


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Jan 18

Let’s not think for a moment that by moving people on or placing them in temporary accommodation like rooming houses


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Nov 30

This video, prepared for VCOSS’s 70th birthday celebration at the Melbourne Town Hall in November 2016, charts the organisation’s progress


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Nov 29

A Melbourne social enterprise is providing an innovative solution to women's homelessness.


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Sep 8

Victoria is fast becoming an outlier by not having minimum standards for rental properties


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Aug 19

Take a walk down Bourke Street, under the gaze of Parliament House, and try telling a man sleeping rough on


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