Worth Dwelling On

Social Housing 

Research and Proposal

Karuna Jones is an 18 year-old, Class 12 student, based in the Yarra Valley. She began this year-long project facilitated by Little Yarra Steiner School to investigate her interest in social housing as a mitigation to housing issues and homelessness in her area of theYarra Ranges.

Through her applied research and conversations, she found that there is a critical need for Social Housing in her local government area, but most importantly, she would like to continue to advocate for the housing rights of people in the hope of lessening the levels of homelessness, particularly for women on a local, state and national levels. The outcome of her research is a report that encompasses a proposal for the Yarra Ranges Council; this suggests the use of three existing council land-sites to build social housing for women in need.

'I believe that healthy social housing can contribute to the well-being of all the community.'

Survey respondent and local Yarra Ranges community member

I acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation as the traditional custodians of the land in which the Yarra Ranges lies, and recognise their continuing connection to land, winds and water of this area. I pay respects to their elders past present and emerging and extend respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. I also acknowledge there is much work to be done to reach a place of sovereignty for all in this country