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How social housing investment could help save Australia’s construction industry

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 3rd June 2020 -  New analysis shows that a four-year social house building program could create up to 18,000 full-time jobs a year      The federal government is being urged to complement its construction

Victorian family violence victims left homeless after seeking help

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 10th March 2020 -  Community leaders are urging the Victorian government to take action on a social housing shortfall leaving family violence victims homeless Homelessness caused by family violence

Over 3 million Australians locked into poverty

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 24th February 2020 -  The poverty rate in Australia is worse than in most other wealthy countries Fewer entry-level jobs, rising housing costs, and inadequate welfare rates are just some of the contributing

‘It’s a continuation of the Stolen Generation’: How the social housing system is failing vulnerable Aboriginal women and their kids

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 19th February 2020 -  Aboriginal parents in domestic violence situations are having their children removed at record numbers due to a lack of social housing, homelessness organisations say.    For the

What impact will the bushfire crisis have on homelessness?

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 15th January 2020 -  An expert believes the bushfires will worsen homelessness in Australia Australia’s bushfire crisis is increasing homelessness across the country and anti-poverty groups

Rising rents creating a ‘time bomb’ of homelessness for older Australians

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 30th October 2019 -  Homelessness among people over 55 is rising faster than any other age group There has been a 37 per cent increase of older people using homelessness services since 2013, according

Australia is bracing for a tsunami of homeless women

Jan Berriman, Thursday, 10th October 2019 -  On World Homelessness Day, Jan Berriman from YWCA Housing explains the reasons behind the rise in the number of homeless women and suggests some practical solutions. If a nation’s

The National Rental Affordability Scheme: In defence of a worthy program

Adrian Pisarski, Tuesday, 1st October 2019 -  Adrian Pisarski, executive officer of National Shelter, rebutts a recent blog by the Grattan Institute criticising the National Rental Affordability Scheme and sets the record

Why waiting lists don’t tell the full story on social housing demand

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 4th September 2019 -  Demand for social housing in Australia could be more than 300 per cent higher than waiting lists suggest, according to new research. A report from Compass Housing Services used census

Homelessness in NSW reaches ‘crisis point’

Luke Michael, Monday, 26th August 2019 -  Crisis accommodation for people experiencing homelessness in Sydney has almost hit capacity, new data shows, prompting calls for an urgent injection of social housing across the

Housing the new infrastructure

Robert Pradolin, Thursday, 18th July 2019 -  If we aspire to be an innovative, multicultural and inclusive society, we must provide housing for all, rich or poor, writes Robert Pradolin, in this article making the case for recognising

Vulnerable People Need Greater Social Housing Support

Luke Michael, Friday, 1st March 2019 -  Disadvantaged Australians are struggling to settle into social housing, with research revealing 43 per cent of residents are leaving their properties within 18 months. The report
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