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Vote to put homelessness to bed

Vote to put homelessness to bed

Right now, the rate of homelessness is the highest it has ever been. Almost 25,000 Victorians are without a home, including 726 people in the seat of Albert Park and 417 people in the seat of Prahran.

In the lead up to the Victorian State election on Saturday, 24 November 2018, Sacred Heart Mission has come together with St Kilda Community Housing to launch an election campaign to address homelessness on a local level.

Together we bring more than 70 years of experience in housing and homelessness in this area.

There is a solution to homelessness. We know what works. We need more housing and more long-term support so people can get housed and stay housed. We are calling on all sides of government to commit to:

  • 200 social housing units each year in Inner South
  • a 50 bed-supported rooming house based on our Queens Road model
  • 200 support packages each year so people can sustain their housing
  • a targeted response to rough sleeping in the City of Port Phillip.

Will you use your voice and vote?

You have the power to put homelessness to bed. Now is our chance to make change.

Download our email template below to send to your local candidate:

Email template for Albert Park

Email template for Prahran

 

Albert Park candidates

Andrew Bond, Liberal candidate
0484 257 850
andrew.bond@vic.liberal.org.au

Martin Foley, Labor candidate:
03 9646 7173
martin.foley@parliament.vic.gov.au

Ogy Simic, Greens candidate:
0402 651 002
Ogy.Simic@vic.greens.org.au

Prahran candidates

Dr Katie Allen, Liberal candidate:
0456 962 547
katie.allen@vic.liberal.org.au

Sam Hibbins, Greens candidate:
03 9981 9501
sam.hibbins@parliament.vic.gov.au

Neil Pharaoh, Labor candidate:
0491 144 969
neil@neilpharaoh.com.au

 

Please share our campaign with your friends and family who live in the area.

We need as many voices as possible to make our message heard: it’s time to put homelessness to bed, for good.

 

An invitation to celebrate

Barkly Street house

The Board and staff of St Kilda Community Housing are delighted to invite you to celebrate with us, the acquisition of 96 Barkly St, St Kilda, as a new housing solution for older single women.

You are invited to a house warming on Friday 7th September 2018 at 5.30pm at 96 Barkly St, St Kilda.

We will be joined by local Member of Parliament, Mr Martin Foley MP Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing in the Victorian Government.

A tour of the property will follow an address on older women and homelessness presented by St. Kilda Community Housing Ltd. Board
Member and advocate, Ms Mary Bartlett.

Elenara Re-opens!

Elenara re-opens

On Friday 11 May 2018, Vic Housing Minister Martin Foley MP formally opened our newly renovated rooming house ‘Elenara’ at 2 Fitzroy Street – St Kilda. The historic former seaside hotel built 100 years ago, close to St Kilda Beach, has for most of its life housed vulnerable residents, and has been integral to our local community housing service. The valuable site had been threatened with sale under the previous government. Only after a passionate campaign by over 3,000 locals, and promises made by the incoming government, were we not only able to #SaveElenara, but – thanks to a multi-million dollar State Government upgrade grant – the building has been converted into modern, self contained living units.

The building has been returned to our lease – and is now already occupied with tenants, making it home. It is a great example of a state-of-the-art, clean, warm, safe rooming house featuring solar panels, solar hydronic heating and security and intercom systems. It is a model for social housing development in this state.

Photos include a previous tour by the St Kilda Community Housing board prior to tenancy, and the opening on Friday attended by reps from City of Port Phillip, Port Phillip Community Group, SouthPort UnitingCare, HousingFirst, StarHealth, the Victorian Government and many other local agencies and services.

Thanks for supporting the St Kilda Community Housing: Save Elenara Campaign!

You can see all of the photos in our Facebook page – click here.