GIVING MORE VICTORIANS A ROOF OVER THEIR HEAD
A re-elected Andrews Labor Government will get behind a massive community effort to ensure more Victorians get a roof over their head.
Over the last four years, the Andrews Labor Government has delivered 1,500 additional community and public housing properties to help those with nowhere else to go.
Labor also has a plan for the future through its Homes for Victorians policy – outlining a plan to deliver 6000 social and affordable homes.
Homelessness has an impact on all Victorians – whether it’s a family member, loved one, colleague, school or work mate.
Victorians have got behind our hard working homelessness organisations and there is more work underway to back them in through the Aussie Dollar Drop.
Aussie Dollar Drop was created by Victorian Matt Tilley and is based on the thought that if everyone in Victoria donated just one dollar, we could raise over 6 million dollars for those in need on one day.
As Victorians head to the polls on November 24, they will have the opportunity to drop a dollar in a bucket on that day.
Recognising the community push to do more, a re-elected Labor Government will support the Aussie Dollar Drop by matching dollar for dollar their fundraising efforts this Saturday.
Money raised will go to organisations such as Melbourne City Mission, Berry Street, McAuley Community Services for Women and The Big Issue.
This is in addition to Labor’s pledge to build 1,000 public housing properties over the next three years across the state if re-elected.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Housing, Disability, Ageing Martin Foley
“It’s almost impossible to get a job or study if you’re living on the street – that’s why we’ve delivered a record investment in housing and homelessness to help Victorians get the opportunity to build a new life.”
“We know there’s more to do and that’s why Labor will continue the investment by building 1,000 public housing properties for more Victorians.”
“We all have a role in ending homelessness that’s why we will get behind Aussie Dollar Drop – where Victorians once again come together to support other Victorians.”