Homes for Geelong homeless pledge
A re-elected Labor Government would help people, including those in Geelong, to escape family violence, homelessness and life on the streets with 1000 new public housing properties across the state, the State Government announced today (17 Oct 2018).
The government said it had already delivered more than 1500 additional community and public housing properties, putting a roof over the head of Victorians who had nowhere else to go.
Existing tenants would have quality homes, with a Labor Government replacing up to 2500 old public housing properties with modern, comfortable, energy efficient and secure properties.
Labor would invest $209 million to build an additional 1000 public housing properties over three years.
This investment woud include 800 one- and two-bedroom properties and 200 three-bedroom properties, providing homes for around 1800 Victorians around the state.
Family violence is a major contributor to homelessness and the larger three-bedroom properties would be suitable for families, helping women escape violent relationships and build a new life with a stable home for their children.
The new properties would be built in Geelong and Ballarat, as well as Darebin, Maribyrnong, Stonnington and Whitehorse council areas in Melbourne.
These new homes would be built over three years, with all properties to be finished by 2022.
Source: A state government media release