Housing and Homelessness

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Mar 19

A Framework for Victoria’s Public and Community Housing 2020 – 2030


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Mar 11

A guest post from Megan Weier at the Centre for Social Impact. When governments talk about ‘progress’, it’s almost always


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Dec 20

Proposed rental minimum standards could go further.


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Dec 19

Simple measures like energy efficient appliances can make a huge difference to household budgets and to people’s quality of life,


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Dec 17

We already know how to end homelessness—we just need to do what works.


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Nov 22

Imagine if we declared enough was enough. That, from today, the State of Victoria would not allow one more person


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Nov 12

The Victorian Government has unveiled an impressive though imperfect list of minimum standards for rental properties


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Mar 26

Submission to the Review of the National Regulatory System for Community Housing


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Feb 19

So how do we ensure a big and growing Melbourne delivers a good life for every person?


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Nov 30

VCOSS Response to the Australian Building Codes Board Accessible Housing Options Paper


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Nov 13

VCOSS and NATSEM analysis reveals there is not a single pocket of Victoria that is poverty free


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VCOSS and NATSEM analysis reveals there is not a single pocket of Victoria that is poverty free


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Oct 17

Victoria’s peak social advocacy body has welcomed Victorian Labor’s pledge to build 1,000 new public housing units if re-elected.


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Oct 12

Victoria needs an ambitious social housing building program to provide a roof to those most in need.


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Sep 7

The Victorian Parliament has done the right thing by renters.


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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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Mar 15

A 13.6% increase in homelessness demonstrates just how much work we have to do.


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Jan 13

VCOSS has welcomed the Victorian Government’s Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Plan - a comprehensive and multi-faceted response to a


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Nov 20

Victoria is facing an unprecedented housing affordability crisis. Rental stress in Victoria has jumped by 25 per cent in just


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Nov 17

VCOSS is outraged the Victorian Parliament has blocked the construction of new public housing planned for Melbourne’s east.


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Oct 26

The Federal Government is abandoning good faith negotiations with Victoria over homelessness funding and risking the wellbeing of thousands of


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Oct 8

The Victorian Government has delivered a big win for renters, putting fairness back at the centre of the state’s tenancy


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Jul 18

Victorian wages are failing to keep pace with skyrocketing rents, costing tenants thousands of dollars each year, a VCOSS study


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Jul 12

VCOSS believes people with disability living in supported disability accommodation (SDA) should have the same tenancy rights as other people


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Mar 2

Victoria’s peak social advocacy body has given qualified support to a State Government plan to make it easier for renters


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Feb 23

The Victorian Council of Social Service has applauded the establishment of a new $1 billion Victorian Social Housing Growth Fund.


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Feb 22

VCOSS supports options to strengthen rental laws to increase people’s ability to create a safe, stable and liveable home when


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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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Dec 20

Victoria’s peak social advocacy body has warned not all Victorians are benefiting from the state’s social and economic growth, and


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Nov 30

This video charts VCOSS' progress and evolution through the decades.


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