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May 5, 2021

In our submission  to the Victorian Government’s Ten-Year Social and Affordable Housing Strategy for Victoria. In it we argue that all levels of government have to treat affordable housing as essential infrastructure. We called on the government to produce more housing that is suitable for and available to older people at risk of homelessness, and especially older women. We noted, with much disappointment, the housing needs of older people are barely acknowledged in the consultation paper.

We also called on the government to reinvest in the Independent Living Unit (ILU) retirement village sector, such as Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria, to make changes to social housing eligibility for Victorians, and to policy to make it easier for NFPs with housing track records to become community housing providers.

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