The Victorian state election on 26 November 2022 creates an opportunity for Victorians to encourage decision makers to make the changes needed to end homelessness in our state.
Council to Homeless Persons has released A plan to end homelessness in Victoria, the Victorian homelessness election platform for 2022.
It calls on the next Victorian Government to implement 27 changes that, together, would help to end homelessness. In the lead up to the Victorian state election, we’re encouraging all parties to commit to the platform’s recommendations.
As the Victorian election approaches, Council to Homeless Persons is calling on homelessness services across the state to meet with MPs and candidates to discuss how difficult the current rental market is for people on the lowest incomes, what it means to be without a home, and the need for social housing and more homelessness supports to end homelessness.
While the current Big Housing Build will help, we need a plan for beyond the Big Housing Build. We need 60,000 new social housing properties over ten years.
Victoria also needs a joined up approach to youth homelessness, including a youth homelessness strategy, social housing for young people, and a system of support from prevention through to Housing First for Youth.
We also need to be able to provide people with the support they need, when they need it, from resources to prevent homelessness, through to the case management and peer support needed for people to sustain housing outcomes, and recover from a homelessness experience.
To this end, we’ve developed an election platform, full of facts and figures to help you make your case, and profiles on homelessness in each electorate, to help you demonstrate that homelessness is an issue everywhere – including in your area.
To help arrange, prepare for, conduct, and follow up your conversations with MPs and candidates, find step-by-step advice and resources at chp.org.au/talk-to-your-mp.
If you do take a meeting with a Victorian MP or candidate, let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn more about the campaign plan at chp.org.au/state-election-2022 or email email@example.com.