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Victorian Council of Social Service backs public housing proposal

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The Victorian Council of Social Service has backed a proposal that would force housing developers to include public housing in major developments in a bid to combat Victoria’s homelessness crisis.

Hypothetically, it would mean 20 per cent of flats built on a new block would have to be public or affordable housing.

Emma King, Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Council of Social Service, said it wasn’t a radical idea.

“It isn’t revolutionary,” she said.

“It’s already happening here in other states.”

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