More houses for people

Hope Street is proud to be a part of the North and West Local Area Services Networks’ More houses for people, a year-long campaign kicking off during Homelessness Prevention Week.

Hope Street’s CEO, Donna Bennett, is the chair of the Northern Local Area Services Network and she MC'd the campaign launch on Thursday 06 August 2015 at the Global Learning Centre in Broadmeadows.  The event included guest speakers, music, distribution of campaign postcards, selling of campaign t-shirts and a strong message that there are a number of doable strategies to solve homelessness experienced by over 22,000 Victorians each day - in particular, governments investing in affordable housing. 

Photos of the campaign launch can be viewed in our Photo Album at right.
 The More houses for people campaign is calling for:

  • Growth in public housing
  • Taxation changes for low income earners
  • Reform in planning regulations
  • An increase in the Commonwealth Rental Assistance Program
  • Greater innovation in design and constructions to make housing affordable

How can you step up to end homelessness in Australia?

The North and West Local Area Services Networks are asking people to complete the postcards and to send them in to the Postcard Campaign.   Postcards are reply paid and the Network will then present the signed postcards to the Prime Minister and Victorian Premier.
For details on where to obtain and send the postcards, see "More houses for people" campaign information sheet on the Networks' website.

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FEATURED PILOT PROGRAM: Hope to Home in Whittlesea

Many young people face obstacles when trying to secure stable accommodation due to no rental history, lack of affordable housing, and no employment to sustain rental leases.  The Hope to Home in Whittlesea pilot program will address these issues by:

  • Facilitating the transition of up to 30 young people (and their children) from the Hope Street in Whittlesea program or Whittlesea Housing into 1 and 2 bedroom units
  • Providing case management once they secure private rental of these units
  • Helping these young people maintain their tenancy, employment, education and training, and community connections
  • Engaging the support of community stakeholders including local businesses to address barriers contributing to youth homelessness

Please contact us if you would like to become a partner and support at risk young people and young families.

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