The November Victoria State Election provides all parties with an opportunity to make a commitment to tackling the state’s out-of-control social housing waiting list.
With the government forecasting an average surplus of $2.5 billion over the next four years. Now is the time to act.
CHIA Vic has developed an evidence-based election platform that calls for an additional 3,000 social housing properties a year for the next decade.
This ask is in line with an alliance of housing and homeless organisations, charities and social service organisations who have signed The Whittlesea Declaration, which calls on the government of the day to commit to providing the equivalent of one new Whittlesea annually for the next 10 years.
It is also supportive of the national Everybody’s Home campaign.
Listen to CHIA Vic CEO Lesley Dredge discuss the issues with Raf Epstein on ABC Radio’s Drive program.