This World Homelessness Day 2019, homelessness workers from around Victoria are smashing myths, and revealing #HomelessTruths.
Homelessness is at crisis level in Victoria due to a lack of affordable housing.
The Victorian Government must build more social housing so that people on low incomes aren’t forced into homelessness.
Myths about homelessness put the blame on individuals instead of on the systemic drivers of homelessness.
Myth 1: Most people become homeless because of drug and alcohol misuse
Myth 2: People wouldn’t be homeless if they got a job
Myth 3: People are homeless because they have mental health issues
Myth 4: Only people sleeping on the streets are truly homeless
Myth 5: People choose homelessness
Find the truth: #HomelessTruths