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Tag : Affordable Housing

NFPs Join Forces to Call For Government Action on Housing Affordability

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 20th March 2018 -  A coalition of not for profits has joined forces to call for a drastic reform of Australia’s housing system, to address rising homelessness and a shortfall of affordable housing.

New Housing Report Calls for Consideration of Australia’s Migrant Intake

Luke Michael, Monday, 5th March 2018 -  A new Grattan Institute report has recommended the government “consider reducing Australia’s current migrant intake” to improve housing affordability, but a peak housing

Affordable Housing Framework is Inadequate, Researchers Warn

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 14th February 2018 -  The framework for affordable housing in Australia is inadequate and driven by funding opportunities rather than defined housing needs, a new report has warned.   Researchers

Growing Number of Victorians ‘Evicted into Homelessness’

Luke Michael, Monday, 12th February 2018 -  The number of Victorians “evicted into homelessness” has more than doubled in the past five years, leading the state’s peak homelessness body to call for the creation of more

Social Enterprise Announces $500,000 Funding for Social and Affordable Housing

Luke Michael, Monday, 15th January 2018 -  Social enterprise Homes for Homes has launched its first-ever funding round for projects that increase the supply of social and affordable housing, with $500,000 up for grabs. Homes

New NFP Real Estate Agency to Help Homelessness as Street Count Reveals Sydney in Crisis

Wendy Williams, Monday, 21st August 2017 -  A not-for-profit real estate agency is set to be established in Sydney in a bid to help increase the supply of affordable rental housing in the inner city, as not for profits are calling

Charity, ALP and Greens Call For ‘Inclusionary Zoning’ to Solve Housing Crisis

Rachel McFadden, Monday, 31st July 2017 -  One of the nation’s leading charities is lobbying Parliament to introduce a mandatory affordable housing target. On Thursday St Vincent de Paul Society NSW will table a petition…

Housing-Related Superannuation Measures

Lina Caneva, Monday, 24th July 2017 -  The federal government is calling for public submissions on its draft legislation on new housing-related superannuation measures announced in the 2017-18 budget. The government…

The Broader Social Impact of Secure and Affordable Homes For Women

Jeanette Large, Monday, 29th May 2017 -  A long-term, affordable and secure home creates a new beginning for a woman who is facing homelessness, with every dollar invested in housing creating more than $11 of social value,…

Sector Disappointment as Budget Fails to Deliver Big-Picture Solutions for Homelessness

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 10th May 2017 -  Despite earlier promises that the 2017 budget would make housing a centrepiece, the social sector claims the federal budget has failed to deliver the big-picture solutions needed

Homelessness and the Federal Budget

Heather Holst, Tuesday, 9th May 2017 -  There is no sign of the housing crisis abating without serious policy intervention and leadership from the Commonwealth, including provision for more public and social housing

A City for All Needs Housing

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 4th May 2017 -  The key thing a city needs to be healthy is safe affordable housing, according to a workshop designed to capture the perspectives, experiences and views of people experiencing homelessness.
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