Victoria is experiencing unprecedented levels of housing stress and homelessness. A problem this complex requires a whole of community response and a partnership approach. To engage members of the community in addressing this problem, we wanted to understand people’s existing attitudes towards Victorians experiencing homelessness.
To explore this, the Department of Health and Human Services engaged WhiteGREY and Colmar Brunton to research people’s perceptions and views on homelessness. We wanted to find out how important the issue is for Victorians, what they thought the causes and drivers were, what they thought the most important and effective responses were, and who is, or should, be providing that response to help some of our most vulnerable citizens.