Housing and Homelessness

Sep 30

The Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) welcomes this opportunity to respond to the Regulatory Impact Statement for the Proposed


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Sep 17

I just pray every day that we will be allowed to go outside of the suburb, just to get food.


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Sep 16

Mandy Weber and her two teenage daughters face the prospect of homelessness for a sixth time once the JobSeeker Coronavirus


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Sep 10

 Victorian Voices a special Facebook Live series brought to you in partnership with ABC Melbourne. This episode was aired


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Aug 31

VCOSS Response to the Australian Building Codes Board Regulatory Impact Statement on the Proposal to Include Minimum Accessibility Standards in


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Aug 5

If we're not bold enough to do what's required now, will we ever be?


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Jun 1

Governments can build new housing much quicker than the private sector.


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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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Dec 12

One grandmother’s reflections on poverty, homelessness and belonging. By Josiane Behmoiras.


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Nov 29

The Mental Health Royal Commission's nine priority recommendations, summarised and analysed.


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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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May 24

Kate Colvin from Council to Homeless Persons shares budget priorities that can help thousands of Victorians facing homelessness.


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May 6

Inclusionary zoning could make affordable housing more than an unattainable dream.


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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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Jan 10

Affording a home doesn’t have to mean buying property; for many it means being able to pay rent.


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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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