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Homelessness week 2023 : It's time to end homelessness

Homelessness Facts and Stats

At the last Census, 30,660 Victorians were without a home (including 6,800 children) – that’s 27 per cent of Australia’s total (112,494). The most recent data on homelessness from the Australian Bureau of Statistics was collected at the 2021 Census and was published in 2023. People rough sleeping represent less than 7% of all people without a home in Australia. In Victoria, we need 146,00 new social houses. On any given day, Victorian homelessness services have to turn away 96 people In 2021-22, Victorian homelessness services assisted 102,000 people - that's 37% of total client nationwide. The 3 top reasons for people seeking homelessness assistance in Victoria are: financial difficulties (46%) family violence (44%) housing crisis (34%) 25% of Victorians without a home are young people between 12 and 24

Events you can attend this Homelessness Week

Houses at Parliament

Parliament House, Spring St, Melbourne 02/08/2023 at 12:00pm — 02/08/2023 at 2:00pm

The Victorian Homelessness Network (VHN) is raising awareness about the urgent need for more social and public housing. There are 57,000 households on the social housing waitlist TODAY and the numbers are growing every week. So, we are asking the State and Federal Governments to construct a pipeline of at least 6,000 new properties a year.

Help us fold 6,000 origami houses. We will display the houses at Parliament House on 2 August to highlight the urgent need for Governments to fix the housing crisis and end homelessness.

National Local Government Community of Practice

Melbourne Town Hall 07/08/2023 at 12:30pm — 08/08/2023 at 3:30pm

The Council of Capital City Lord Mayors (CCCLM), in collaboration with Local Government Professionals Victoria, are hosting an event in conjunction with National Homelessness Week. This event offers a unique opportunity to hear from leaders in the fields of homelessness and housing, while also providing valuable sessions that delve into the challenges faced by local governments in meeting the pressing needs of housing affordability and homelessness.

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