Housing and Homelessness

Nov 13

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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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 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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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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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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Apr 27

The 2016/17 Victorian Budget includes welcome measures to support people facing disadvantage and hardship, while leaving scope for further initiatives


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Aug 18

Melbourne being named the world’s most liveable city by the Economist Intelligence Unit for the fifth year running fails to


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