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How can you help end homelessness?
  • Join the Everybody's Home Campaign

  • Watch the Everybody's Home video below to learn more.

  • Write and/or visit your State and Federal Members of Parliament to raise issues of homelessness and housing affordability and ask for action

  • Join the Melbourne Zero Campaign

  • Write to your local newspaper asking for action

  • Learn more about homelessness by using the links on this website

  • Volunteer your time at a service that works to end homelessness

  • Talk to someone who has experienced homelessness to gain a better understanding of homelessness and its effects to help break down discrimination against people who have experienced homelessness.

  • Sign the ACOSS joint statement to "Raise the Rate" of the Jobseeker payments so people can afford better housing, food and other life necessities (see below)

  • Share these ideas with your colleagues, friends and families.

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Click here to go to the Everybody's Home website and learn more about this campaign and sign the petition to get housing and homelessness on the agenda for the upcoming Federal election. 

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Federal Election 2022

Australia needs more social housing and greater support for renters

This Federal Election Everybody’s Home is calling on all candidates to commit to fixing Australia’s housing crisis so everybody has a home.

  • Read our plan to fix Australia’s housing crisis

  • Find out how many people in your electorate are in housing stress here.

Every person who takes action increases the pressure on candidates to commit to change. Can you:

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Melbourne Zero is a grassroots movement of people just like you who want to end homelessness in Melbourne.

Ending street homelessness is possible. We need to keep implementing and scaling up solutions that we know work and importantly, create and harness community support and resolve for ending homelessness in our great city.

As one of the world’s most progressive cities, why can’t we do it?

Let's be a world leading city in ending homelessness! Click here to join the campaign

We can no longer tolerate homelessness in a progressive and wealthy city like Melbourne. Homelessness is a traumatic experience that has no place in one of the world’s greatest cities. It impoverishes us all. It's time to end it.

We want to be the first major Australian city to end street homelessness.

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Could you live on $45 per day?

ACOSS calls on the government to raise the single rate of Jobseeker and related payments.

Over 800,000 people, including parents, carers, people with disability, other people locked out of paid work and students are struggling daily to afford basic essentials like a roof over their head and food on their table.

People are having to make tough choices between eating a meal and paying a bill, buying shoes for their children and maintaining their health.

It is nearly impossible to look for paid work if you are homeless and hungry.

The key recommendations for the campaign are:

  • Increase the base rate of JobSeeker Payment to at least $69 a day so everyone can cover the cost of the basics

  • Indexation of payments in line with wage movements at least twice per year

  • Increase Commonwealth Rent Assistance by 50%

  • Introduce a $50 a week Disability and Illness Supplement

  • Establish a Single Parent Supplement that recognises the additional costs of single parenthood

  • Establishment of a Social Security Commission to advise the Parliament on the ongoing adequacy of income support payments

Click here to learn more and to add your name to the Joint Statement to Raise the Rate

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It’s time to back our neighbours, friends and communities and give people seeking asylum the support they need

Around 100,000 people are living in the community waiting to be confirmed as refugees. They have no support and some have been waiting for almost a decade. It’s time to fix this broken system.​

The government is withdrawing support services for people living in our communities who have fled war and persecution, including financial support and trauma counselling from victims of torture.  

 

The campaign is calling on the Federal Government to:

  1. Replace the existing ‘Fast Track’ system with a single Refugee Status Determination process and an independent, timely and fair merits review

  2. Replace Temporary Protection Visas with a permanent humanitarian visa

  3. Increase funding to urgently clear the backlog of asylum applications and appeals

  4. Provide access to Medicare, income support, employment, mental health and other vital services

The Campaign is calling on state and territory governments to:

  1. Provide funding to local services who are supporting individuals and families seeking asylum

Click here to learn more and to add your name to the petition