ABOUT HOMELESSNESS IN AUSTRALIA
In Australia there are over 116,000 people experiencing homelessness on any given night. In Victoria alone there are over 50, 000 people on the waitlist for public and social housing. This project was launch during Homelessness Week in August, 2021 and aims to raise awareness of the impact of homelessness in Australia, and to work together to end it. The project will run until Anti-Poverty Week in October, 2021.
ABOUT THE ORIGAMI HOUSE PROJECT
We’re calling on the Victorian Government to commit to building and increasing our social and public housing stock by 7000 houses a year for the next 10 years.
PPCG is joining with other organisations in Victoria to invite people with lived experience of homelessness, community members, and staff working in the sector to contribute to a display of origami houses. 7000 origami houses for 7000 homes! The purpose of the display will be to raise awareness of the need for more social and public housing and to give an opportunity for people to voice their views and their stories.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
You can either download or collect an Origami House Kit from our St Kilda office at 161 Chapel St, St Kilda. The kit will contain paper for your house and instructions on how to make it. Once you have finished you can either mail your origami house to us, or drop it off in person.
PPCG – Origami House Project
161 Chapel St, St Kilda
We will display your work at the Alma Road Community House, as well as have an online display on our website and social media up until the end of September. We will also share the display with decision makers in our community so that they can connect with the stories and the opinions of community members on this important issue.
In October, we will join our origami houses together with those of other local organisations to go in a large exhibition for Anti-Poverty Week. This will be coordinated by CISVic. Once the location and dates are confirmed, we will share it on our social media and website.
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