Housing and Homelessness

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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Jun 16

Unfair fees and poor dispute resolution are ruining retirement for some, warns the Consumer Action Law Centre.


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Jun 2

While progress is being made, more should be done to protect vulnerable people from onerous fines and infringements, writes Justice


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May 10

Disasters and emergencies such as bushfires, floods and heatwaves affect all Australians, no matter what their background or status. A


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Apr 28

Summary The 2016 Victorian Budget includes considerable investment in housing and homelessness in response to the Family Violence Royal Commission, in


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Apr 20

A community's ability to recover from a disaster reflects the strength of its underlying functioning. 'Resilience Strategies' from cities around


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Feb 15

VCOSS recently provided a submission Making rental housing secure to stage two of the Fairer Safer Housing review of the


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