"The Victorian government has committed $5.3bn towards building 12,000
social housing homes throughout Melbourne and regional areas.
The package, to be included in the state’s 2020/21 budget released on 24
November, will deliver 9,300 new homes, as well as the replacement of
1,100 existing public housing units.
The Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, said 2,000 of the new homes would
be for people living with mental illness, while 2,900 new affordable and
low-cost homes would be built to help low-to-moderate income earners
live closer to work.
There would also be 1,000 dwellings to support Indigenous Victorians and
another 1,000 to support victims of family violence, the Victorian
A very positive step, although the state government is still tens of
thousands of houses behind on the queue for public housing which they
have consistently allowed to increase over many, many years of failure
to invest or even replace public housing they have sold.
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