A new report, A Crisis in Crisis: The appalling state of crisis accommodation in Melbourne’s north and west highlights that millions of dollars are being spent each year putting women and children into private accommodation (e.g. motels) that is unsafe, because there are no other alternatives. The homelessness sector has discussed boycotting the worst accommodation providers. More funding is needed for crisis accommodation in the short term, and an investment in more affordable housing in the long-term.
(Source: North & West Homelessness Network email, 15/2/19)