Everyone housed, no homelessness
Melbourne is one of the most liveable cities in the world, but not for everyone.
In the wake of COVID-19 we’ve seen rough sleeping is nearly 5-fold more severe than we thought, as we’ve housed more than 2,000 people in emergency accommodation.
Launch Housing is committed to housing every person sleeping rough in Melbourne: to reach Melbourne Zero. When more people move off the streets into housing than those turning up on the streets as newly homeless. Zero homelessness. Everyone housed.
It is Launch Housing’s mission to end homelessness and we’re going to start where we live. We know how to end homelessness on Melbourne’s streets and have the unique expertise to do this, but we need your help. Melbourne Zero calls on all Melburnians to make Melbourne liveable for everyone.
Any number of people sleeping rough in Melbourne is too many. Homelessness has lasting, traumatic impact on lives and grave costs to society and the economy.
It is easy to become complacent and accept some degree of homelessness as inevitable. But when we have a clear and achievable alternative where all Melburnians have an equal chance at a fulfilling life, we have to fight for it.
Zero rough sleeping in Melbourne is possible. Help us get there.