Do you consider housing for those with mental health
problems falls into the community housing ‘bracket’?
Havens plan to build a
much needed facility (in Highton) as there are not enough to serve the
community needs, is facing hostile opposition.
How do we educate the naysayers
and fear mongerers re inclusion etc?
Every person has the right to an adequate
standard of living, which includes the right to adequate housing (ICESCR,
The City of Greater Geelong and the
development of the Social Housing Plan 2018 – 2036 will call on all of our community to educate, inform and support
a range of housing options, for all people and in all geographic areas. That
responsibility sits with Government, business, industry and citizens.
Australian Human Rights Commission explains these rights more fully.
The right to housing is more than simply a
right to shelter. It is a right to have somewhere to live that is adequate.
Whether housing is adequate depends on a range of factors including:
- legal security of tenure
availability of services, materials, facilities and infrastructure
- cultural adequacy.
For more information, see Housing
as a Human Right.