Ms VAGHELA (Western Metropolitan) (12:34): (1516) My constituency question is directed to the Minister for Planning, Minister for Housing and Minister for Child Protection, the Honourable Richard Wynne. My question relates to the portfolio responsibility of housing.
COVID-19 has highlighted how important stable housing is for all Victorians. I am proud to be a part of the Andrews Labor government, which is extending the transition out of emergency hotel accommodation for Victorians experiencing homelessness. This new $66 million in funding will help up to 250 families with children to access secure, stable housing. Nearly 1600 Victorians experiencing homelessness have already been provided with stable homes and support through the $150 million From Homelessness to a Home program, and work to identify additional housing is continuing every day.
My question to the minister is: can the minister please provide me with an update on how residents of the Western Metropolitan Region who are facing homelessness will benefit from this particular initiative?