We will improve the lives of thousands of Victorians experiencing homelessness each year.
Homelessness affects more than 100,000 Australians every day of the year. In Victoria, more than 22,000 Victorians registered as homeless in the 2011 Census. We have seen an increase in demand on our services as rising rents and shrinking affordable housing and public housing stock force people into homelessness.
Sleeping rough, in cars or in unsafe, unaffordable transient or insecure housing has severe effects, it is extremely stressful and damaging to people’s physical and mental health due to the fear, anxiety and violence that people who are homeless often experience.