Family violence support groups frustrated by limited housing options three years on from royal commission

Housing is considered one of the most critical issues facing those fleeing from family violence, Domestic Violence Victoria acting chief executive Alison Macdonald said, because a victim may stay in an unsafe situation without a place to go. “When they’re considering their options, the question of having a secure house for them and their children may be their very first consideration,” she said. “[Stable housing] creates an environment for going to work and creating economic independence [and] to create a safe situation for children.”