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LEGO homes built on steps of Victorian Parliament to raise awareness of youth homelessness

Vicki Sutton at the steps of Parliament House 5 August 2022

Yesterday, MCM along with other housing advocates gathered in Melbourne's CBD for Homelessness Week, calling on the government to take action.

With around 5,000 of Victoria’s young people without homes, LEGO houses were built on the steps of Victorian Parliament to raise awareness of youth homelessness.

"More than half of all single people seeking help from homelessness services nationally are 16 to 24 years old," MCM CEO Vicki Sutton said.

"Disproportionately, these young people are fleeing family violence and have had the least economic resources of any cohort to survive the COVID-19 pandemic."

Vicki also added that the youth age group is the least supported to overcome homelessness.  

Holding only 2.9% of social housing tenancies, this cohort are cycling back into emergency homelessness services up to ten times other age groups.

Thank you to everyone who came down and joined us in building these LEGO homes, including some LEGO Masters Australia alumni during #HomelessnessWeek2022.

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