Public housing — a key issue for Moreland

With development and planning in Moreland currently a very hot topic of debate and discussion, Moreland Socialists are keen to ensure that the building and maintenance of public housing is key part of any plans for the future development in Moreland.

Across Victoria, public housing stocks are being depleted as existing publicly owned housing is increasingly re-branded as “social housing” and funds required to provide new public housing stock are siphoned off into “low cost” and “affordable rental” schemes. Social housing is not the same as public housing and, in some cases, is little different to renting in the private sector with low or no housing security into the future and much higher housing costs for the most disadvantaged in society.

Moreland Socialists will be putting public housing onto the agenda as residents continue to discuss Moreland’s future development.