What a difference a month makes, but Victoria can still do more to get housing and planning right

Housing development Housing Housing prices Low income housing Affordable housing Rough sleepers Victoria

The need for more affordable housing close to public transport and services is acute in Melbourne. Inner Melbourne has experienced a 74% increase in rough sleeping in the past two years. This is perhaps the most visible outcome of the lack of affordable housing options. Only 1% of advertised rental properties in the metropolitan area are affordable for households reliant on government assistance.

Buying or renting in the well-serviced inner and middle suburbs is increasingly out of reach for households on low and moderate incomes.

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