Housing and Homelessness

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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Feb 12

Currently, the Victorian Parliament is considering legislation to strengthen the ability of the government to enforce rooming house standards and


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Nov 24

The extreme lack of affordable rental housing is leaving people on the lowest incomes almost completely locked out of the


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Sep 25

Safe, secure and affordable housing is the bedrock of a good life. A home is the basis from which people


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Sep 9

With an ageing population, Australians are having a debate about how to ensure that we have a decent standard of


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Jun 25

Victoria’s tenancy laws should be reformed to reflect the reality of long-term renting and provide greater protections and security for


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May 8

The 2015-16 Victorian State Budget contains some initiatives aimed at helping people overcome housing stress and homelessness, but leaves considerable


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Apr 20

Evidence of Victoria’s affordable housing crisis continues mount. In Melbourne alone, there are over 50,000 households living in unaffordable rental


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Mar 6

In this guest blog, Dr Monica Thielking, Research Fellow at Swinburne University, takes us through the recently released report, The


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Jan 29

Almost 100 people in need are turned away from homeless agencies each day, the Productivity Commission's 2015 Report on Government


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