It's the reason the Victorian Government has invested over $800 million to help fight homelessness over the past four years.
This year's Budget continues that commitment, investing $209 million to build 1,000 new public housing properties across our state, including immediate work on 160 new homes in Geelong, Ballarat, Darebin, Maribyrnong, Stonnington and Whitehorse.
The Budget also provides $50.4 million to continue much-needed assistance for Victorians experiencing homelessness. This includes:
- dedicated support for 2,000 people in homelessness after-hours crisis services
- onsite treatment services in three supported accommodation centres, helping more than 1,900 people every year
- assistance for more than 6,000 people as part of the Private Rental Assistance to prevent and end homelessness
This year's Budget provides $153 million to continue the work of the Victorian Responsible Gambling to support prevention for at-risk Victorians, including the Gambler’s Help program.
Reviewed 27 May 2019