A word from our CEO
Here, at Tenants Victoria, we are reviewing our strategic plan, looking at the horizon, and setting goals and new priorities to put renters at the heart of our work.
Meanwhile, the state of Victoria is engaged in a key review - setting a strategy for social and affordable housing for the next decade.
It has always struck me as an omission that Victoria has universal health and universal education as part of its policy framework - but provision of universal housing is so far absent.
Universal access to housing should be as prized as is universal access to health and education and inform all policies - including on renting. As we note in our submission (linked below), Government also has a key role in resetting the public dialogue about housing, to establish it as a public good and to recognise it as infrastructure of equal merit as transport, hospitals or schools.
– Jennifer Beveridge