At its July 27 meeting, Knox City Council endorsed The Regional Local Government Homelessness & Social Housing Charter 2020.
The purpose of this charter is the provision of housing as the critical first step to addressing the often complex social and health needs of homeless people.
The charter was determined following a forum of CEOs, senior staff, housing providers, peak bodies and State Government. The forum was initiated by Monash Council seeking to unite the 13 Councils in the east and south east, who together represent 2 million-plus residents, for urgent action on social housing.
A campaign on this important issue will begin in late August, once all Councils have had the opportunity to consider and endorse the Charter.
We will keep you up-to-date once the campaign commences and look forward to your support on this issue.