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Tag : Social 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

Putting The Social Back Into Social Housing

Rhod Ellis-Jones, Thursday, 5th October 2017 -  If we allow the narrative of social housing to continue to be one of bricks and mortar, we miss the point, writes the principal of Ellis Jones and founder of the Shared Value Project,

Ignoring Social Housing is a Recipe for Failure Expert Warns

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 12th September 2017 -  Throwing money at crisis responses to homelessness while ignoring social housing is a recipe for failure, an Irish expert on homelessness has warned Australia. Professor Eoin O’Sullivan,

Social Sector Says NSW Budget is ‘Disappointing’

Rachel McFadden, Wednesday, 21st June 2017 -  Leading charities and peak bodies have declared the NSW budget a “missed opportunity” to address the state’s housing crisis and offer support to the state’s most vulnerable.…

Calls to Stop ‘Revolving Door’ Between Prisons and Homelessness

Rachel McFadden, Tuesday, 30th May 2017 -  Peak homelessness bodies, together with criminal justice advocates, are calling for urgent action to see a “monumental boost” to social housing after new data found 4,000 people…

Report Calls for Funding Subsidy to Bridge the Gap in Social Housing Costs

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 13th April 2017 -  A draft report into social and affordable housing in NSW has called for a subsidy to bridge the estimated $950 million a year needed to run the social housing system in that state –…

Why Secure and Affordable Housing is an Increasing Worry for Age Pensioners

Alan Morris, Tuesday, 13th December 2016 -  Growing numbers of pensioners in private rental accommodation are using much of their income to pay for housing, writes Alan Morris, author and chair professor at University of Technology

How NFPs Can Make Inroads into Better Consumer Outcomes – PC Report

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 6th December 2016 -  Competition within the social housing sector and initiatives around government-commissioned welfare funding are two areas the not-for-profit sector can make innovative inroads…

A Competitive Market Can Fix Australia’s Housing Crisis

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 19th October 2016 -  A new affordable housing model, developed by a private sector infrastructure body, promises to deliver returns from social housing at above market rent, without increasing the

Vic Govt Announce $120M to Boost Social Housing

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 6th September 2016 -  The Victorian government has announced it will invest nearly $120 million to boost Victoria’s supply of social housing. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley
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