Homeless Truths

Myths about homelessness put the blame on individuals instead of on the systemic drivers of homelessness

To find out more, click on any of the common myths below:

Myth 1: Most people become homeless because of drug and alcohol misuse

Myth 2: People wouldn’t be homeless if they got a job

Myth 3 : People are homeless because they have mental health issues

Myth 4: Only people sleeping on the streets are truly homeless

Myth 5: People choose homelessness


Victorian Homelessness Network (VHN), is a partnership of the nine Regional Homelessness Networks in Victoria. The VHN provides a mechanism for strategically progressing issues of common concern across all Regional Homelessness Networks, with a focus on operational issues relating to management of a statewide homelessness service system. 

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