We welcome the opportunity to make a submission to the Legislative Council’s inquiry into homelessness in Victoria. This submission summarises recent work by the Grattan Institute that is relevant to the inquiry, focusing specifcally on the provision of secure long-term housing for those most in need.
Housing is of paramount importance. Yet a growing number of Victorians are homeless. Homelessness arises from a combination of personal, economic, and social factors. But poverty, scarce and increasingly costly housing, as well as reduced access to social housing, all play a part.
SOURCE: Coates, B. Chen, T. and Nolan, J. “Tackling homelessness in Victoria.” Grattan Institute, 2020.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.