Launch Housing staff will give evidence at the Parliamentary Inquiry into Homelessness in Victoria today, and call out the lack of action on homelessness for what it is: unacceptable and unforgivable.At the first public hearing in Melbourne today, Launch Housing Chief Executive Bevan Warner will outline how rapidly homelessness is increasing, and the actions urgently needed to help end it.
“The persistent and continued growth of homelessness in Victoria is unacceptable and unforgivable,” Bevan said.“Homelessness is catastrophic and chaotic, whether a person experiences it once, or cycles in and out of it throughout their life. It not only damages a person’s spirit and sense of hope, but it literally harms your health and increases the chances of premature death.
SOURCE: Davida Aerlic. “Rise in homelessness ‘unacceptable and unforgivable’.” Launch Housing, November 22, 2019.
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