In 2019, Victoria is the economic success story of Australia. Hundreds of thousands of new jobs have been created, unemployment is at record lows and the population continues to grow. These successes mean that many Victorians are doing well. However, not every Victorian benefits equally. Those who have not seen their incomes grow face greater competition than ever in the rental market.
This budget submission examines the current state of homelessness in Victoria, and makes recommendations covering the following themes:
- Preventing homelessness for women and children escaping family violence
- Rooming house outreach
- Meeting young people’s housing needs
- A more robust crisis response