Making Social Housing Work

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In an unprecedented move, seven state peak organisations with an interest in housing, homelessness and domestic violence have come together to produce a new vision for social housing in Victoria - Making Social Housing Work, you can download a copy of the report here

You may have read the article talking about the report in The Age: Victoria has severe shortage of public housing, says report.

The report recommends the development of a whole of government Affordable Housing Strategy to expand the supply, security and quality of low cost social and private housing. Specifically it recommends:

Last year, the former Victorian Government released its long awaited Social Housing Framework which focuses on placing public housing on a sustainable footing with emphasis on improving maintenance. We welcome some of the initiatives in this policy, particularly the transfer of up to 12,000 properties to the community sector, but it does not go far enough.

Making Social Housing Work is being launched today with a stakeholder briefing. You can download a copy of our Media Release here. You can join in the conversation on twitter by using the #SocialHousingVic hash-tag and following us @SocialHousingV.