Myth 2


#HomelessTruth: The 2016 Census showed that 30% of people who identified as being homeless were employed. In Victoria last year, 9,550 workers sought help from a homelessness service, and nearly 3,000 of them had a full-time job.


The problem is not that people are unemployed, it’s that rents have skyrocketed, wages have not kept pace and Victoria is experiencing a housing crisis – both in availability and affordability. If there was enough social housing, people on low incomes would be in housing in which they paid a set proportion of their income on rent.


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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