Launch Housing is committed to ending homelessness. We are Victoria’s strongest advocates for affordable housing and believe that access to safe, secure and affordable housing is a fundamental human right.
The substantial body of evidence generated from our research into homelessness helps inform our advocacy for change to government policies, at local, state and national levels, to address Australia’s housing crisis.
Supplementary Submission Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into Homelessness
Supplementary submission to the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into Homelessness. This submission provides advice about homelessness in Victoria and especially the adverse effect of the current COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us that it is impossible to socially distance when you have no-where to stay…
Federal Parliamentary Inquiry into Homelessness
Response to the Federal Parliamentary Inquiry into Homelessness. This submission provides advice to the Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs about homelessness in Australia and especially the adverse effect of the current COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us that it is impossible to socially distance when you have no-where to stay…
Parliamentary Inquiry into Homelessness
Responds to the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into Homelessness. This submission follows and builds on the evidence provided to the Legal and Social Issues Committee by Bevan Warner, Chief Executive Officer and Karren Walker, Manager Entry Points, on 22 November 2019. The persistence and continued growth of homelessness is unacceptable…
Housing is good mental healthcare
Three steps to improve the mental healthcare of people experiencing homelessness. This submission to the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System highlights the urgent need for housing to improve the mental healthcare of people experiencing homelessness. Launch Housing Launch Housing is an independent Melbourne-based community organisation working with people …
Productivity Commission inquiry into Mental Health
Update: The Productivity Commission’s Inquiry into Mental Health draft report was released on 31 October 2019. Read our response here. On the 5 of April, 2019 Launch Housing made a submission to Productivity Commission inquiry into Mental Health which aims to explore the social and economic benefits of improving mental…
Adequacy of Newstart and Related Payments
Launch Housing has submitted comments to the Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs about the adequacy of Newstart and related payments for people who are either at risk of or experiencing homelessness. In particular, we have addressed the following matters from the Terms of Reference: the adequacy of income support…
Royal Commission into Family Violence
Hanover Welfare Services and HomeGround Services made a joint submission to the Royal Commission into Family Violence. The submission highlighted that because many women and their children do not access police, court or family violence services, homelessness providers such as Hanover and HomeGround have become first response agencies for many…