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Origami Houses Folded Statewide

Ending Homelessness

The last Census shows that, on any given night, at least 30,000 Victorians are without a home (including 6,800 children).

They’re living in their car, staying somewhere temporary like a tent or a friend’s couch, in a shelter or refuge, or have nowhere to go at all.


In a country as wealthy as Australia, no-one should be without a home.


The top 3 causes of homelessness are family violence, financial difficulties, and the housing crisis.


We can end homelessness by building more homes. 

Our Campaign

The Victorian Homelessness Network (VHN) is raising awareness about the urgent need for more social  (public and community) housing. There are 60,000 households on the social housing waitlist TODAY and the numbers are growing every week. So, we are asking the State and Federal Governments to build at least 60,000 additional, appropriate social homes to meet the growing need in Victoria.

Help us fold 60,000 origami houses, and display the leading up to and during Homelessness Week.

On the 31st July, we'll be displaying 6,000 houses at Parliament House (representing 10% of the 60,000 social homes needed in Victoria), to highlight the urgent need for Governments to fix the housing crisis and end homelessness.

Campaign Asks

We are asking that State and Federal Governments commit to:

  1. Building at least 60,000 additional, appropriate social homes to meet the current need in Victoria;

  2. Implementing the 10 year National plan, with a commitment to END homelessness.

What can you do?

Visit our "How to get involved page" to find links to posters, campaign kits, digital assets, folding instructions and much more!


Have fun folding …it’s a great group activity!

The VHN acknowledges CISVic as the original creators of this origami house concept and thank them for their generosity and willingness to share their campaign creations with us.

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