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Submission to the inquiry into homelessness in Victoria

Jesuit Social Services welcomes the Legislative Council Legal and Social Issues Committee’s Inquiry into Homelessness in Victoria, in recognition that homelessness is a longstanding issue in the state.

Our submission focuses on four interconnected areas of policy and practice relating to housing and homelessness:

  1. Structural disadvantage and the need to increase Victoria’s social housing stock, incorporating both public housing and community-managed housing.
  2. Supporting people involved with or exiting from the justice system and the need for more supported and transitional housing programs.
  3. Supporting people with complex and multiple needs and the need to expand the diversity and availability of housing options and support.
  4. The need to address climate change and its impacts in ways that do not exacerbate pre-existing inequities in housing for Victoria’s most vulnerable people.

Read our submission to the inquiry here.