Victorian Homelessness Election Platform
by Council to Homeless Persons (CHP).
11th October 2018

The Platform's key calls to action include:

  • HOUSING: A boost of 3,000 new social housing properties per year for 10 years, with 1,500 being one & two bedroom homes for singles, couples or small families
  • PREVENTION: Support renters to avoid eviction into homelessness by helping to pay back rental arrears and providing more legal advice and support
  • PEOPLE AT HIGH RISK: Helping people exiting prison and psychiatric units to get into housing to prevent them exiting straight into homelessness
  • ROUGH SLEEPING: Providing dedicated housing stock and intensive support for rough sleepers, like they do in Finland
  • YOUTH: Rent subsidies for young people leaving refuges, raising the age young people exit state care from 18 to 21, programs to help homeless youth stay in education, and more youth refuges.