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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

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

  • Volunteer your time at a service that works to end homelessness - see listings on Volunteering Victoria or GoVolunteer

  • 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.

  • Write to a newspaper or on social media asking for action

  • 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)

  • Donate to a homelessness service

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

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Everybody’s Home is a national campaign to fix the housing crisis. It was launched in 2018 by a coalition of housing, homelessness and welfare organisations to achieve the change needed so everybody has a safe and decent place to live.

A secure home is the foundation for a good life. It provides the opportunity for everyone to benefit from the things that make our communities strong: good health, access to education and employment. Take it away, and families are pushed into poverty and insecurity.

Across Australia home prices and rents are skyrocketing, pushing more people into housing stress. Our shrinking proportion of social housing means there is nowhere to go for families pushed out of the rental market.

There are simple things our governments can do to fix this. And that’s what Everybody’s Home is all about – we’re working together to call on Australian governments to bring balance back to the system, so that everybody has a place to call home.

Building more social and affordable housing and providing immediate relief for Australians in chronic rental stress are critical steps to ensure ongoing stability and prosperity for all Australians.

Click here to go to the Everybody's Home website and learn more about this campaign 

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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 $54 per day?

ACOSS calls on the government to raise the single rate of Jobseeker and related payments.  This will make a huge difference in our efforts to end homelessness.

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 $78 a day so everyone can cover the cost of the basics

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

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

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