Statement from Homeless Persons Union Victoria
August 22, 2016
Homeless Persons Union Victoria occupation of vacant Bendigo Street houses
Again, these properties are publicly owned and neither the state government or the salvation has made any attempt to house anyone escaping domestic violence in the 300 hundred odd other properties compulsorily acquired for the East-West link.
They have instead put many on the private market and paid $880 dollars a day to security firms to ‘defend’ them from the public. This is what the media will not print.
Statement from Homeless Persons Union Victoria (21 August 2016)
Firstly, we would like to thank everyone who has supported this occupation. I would also like to take this opportunity to reiterate that we are here to highlight the state government’s lack of investment in public housing a model that research has shown is three times more effective in addressing homelessness than community housing and or crisis accommodation. Continue Reading…