With rising inequality, public homes allow people to live in dignity, security, and comfort.
Today there are over 82,000 people on the waiting list, 25,000 of them being children. Every single week 125 new applications from individuals or families are received – we are in a crisis.
We need massive improvements and large-scale build of public homes like we had in the sixties, not privatisation.
This is why we are disappointed by the Andrews Labor Government’s announcement to privatise public homes, particularly because they committed to opposing further privatisation of public assets in their election platform. This follows from their announcement that they will spend $1.8b on prisons instead.
We think the decision to privatise public homes is a missed opportunity. Send the Andrews Labor Government a clear message that they need to protect public homes in Victoria and the rights of the people that live in them.