Pushing Homelessness to the Front

Kate Colvin, policy manager for Council to Homeless Persons, and spokesperson for the Everybody’s Home Campaign, is battling to make housing insecurity heard by the powerful.

When a Melbourne multi-story apartment block was evacuated after a fire, and reports emerged that there were one and two bedroom units with up to 10 beds in them, there was outrage.    

But according to Colvin, this is a reality for many in Australia, with decades of poor investment in social housing by governments to blame.

She says the issue of homelessness and housing instability is a complex one, with the only way to solve the rising issue being a genuine investment in social and affordable housing from all levels of government.

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Source: Pro Bono Australia

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