CHP – in the news
Council to Homeless Persons undertakes regular media activity to:
- inform Victorians about the issue of homelessness
- create awareness about those who are experiencing or may be at risk of homelessness
- support the Victorian homelessness sector.
See and hear a snapshot of recent media interviews undertaken by Jenny Smith, CEO and members of the Council to Homeless Persons Peer Education and Support Program (PESP) volunteers:
-12 April 2017 ‘Government’s piecemeal housing fix simply won’t work‘ In response to the Treasurer’s announcement on housing affordability, Jenny Smith writes opinion editorial calling for better policy solutions to the housing crisis in The Sydney Morning Herald.
-9 April 2017: ‘Creative housing solutions for homeless people’ Jenny Smith speaks with ABC Radio National about opportunities for new housing projects and finding creative solution that meet standards of liveability.
-12 July 2016: ‘Push to house Melbourne’s homeless in vacant offices to tackle housing crisis’ – Jenny Smith speaks with ABC News Melbourne and welcomes innovative ideas to support people living homeless but warns crisis accommodation in isolation is a band-aid solution to the affordable housing crisis.
-28 June 2016: ‘Plea for affordable housing to tackle homeless crisis’ – PESP volunteer Christine shares news of her Change.org petition calling for affordable homes with Brimbank Leader and urges the community to support her.
-26 June 2016: ‘The sad struggle for a home in the lucky country’ – Jenny Smith writes opinion editorial on the housing crisis for The Sunday Age.
-31 May 2016: ‘Hope for housing’ – Jenny Smith and PESP volunteer Trevor support the Vote Home alliance calling for a national strategy to end Australia’s housing crisis on the front page of Preston Leader.
-20 May 2016: ‘New alliance launches Vote Home campaign ahead of federal election‘ – Jenny Smith speaks with Leader Newspapers on the need for a federal government platform to address the affordable housing crisis
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