On 3 August 2016, Danny Pearson Member for Essendon visited Ascot Vale rooming house to announce the re-development.
This project will convert the facility from 14 bedrooms with communal facilities into 16 one bedroom self-contained apartments and will enable the residents to have their own privacy. It will also provide a modern and clean environment in which to live.
“Homelessness is something that can happen to anyone. How we treat the homeless, the poor and the marginalised speaks more to our values as a community than it does to the individuals themselves. I am proud that we are improving the lives of the residents of this facility.”