Submission into the Victorian Government Inquiry into Homelessness

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Submission into the Victorian Government Inquiry into Homelessness

December 4, 2019

OCAV’s submission into the Victorian Government Inquiry into Homelessness is based on our understanding of what older Victorians need in housing.

While 73 per cent of all older Australians own their home (Productivity Commission 2015, p9), only 47 per cent of OCAV residents owned their home before moving into an OCAV village.

The remaining 53 per cent of OCAV residents were either homeless or vulnerably housed while living with family or friends, in private rentals, public housing or in temporary accommodation.

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Dorothy Clayton has felt very much ‘at home’ since she moved into Braeside Park nine years ago. Now, Dorothy, the village’s volunteer pastoral care worker, tries to ensure that others also feel a sense of belonging in the Berwick village.

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