Over 24,000 Victorians will be homeless on any given night (ABS, 2016), including families with children, young people, older people, single adults and people with disabilities.

  • Between 2011 and 2016 the homelessness rate grew at more than twice the rate of overall population growth (14.7% compared to 6.7%).

    Australian Bureau of Statistics Census 2016

  • Rough sleeping is the fastest growing form of homelessness in the municipality, and in 2017 the Victorian Government officially recognised Frankston City as a rough sleeper hot spot in Victoria (one of nine).

    Victoria’s homelessness and rough sleeper action plan, 2018

  • Between 2011 and 2016 rental stress increased from 29.8% to 33.2%, which is higher than the Metro Melbourne average. One-parent families and lone person households are the most likely household type to experience stress.

    Australian Bureau of Statistics Census 2016

Council’s role

Local government has a supporting role in preventing and responding to homelessness through education, advocacy and working in partnership with service providers

Read the Discussion Paper in the Document Library to learn more

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