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