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Advocates call for change as social housing crisis reaches new heights

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 2nd August 2021 -  “Federal government cuts to the value of funding for social housing and homelessness have made it harder for people to get into safe and secure housing.”  While government spending

Homelessness shouldn’t be inevitable for women and children escaping family violence

Deb Tsorbaris, Monday, 26th July 2021 -  With National Homelessness Week just around the corner, Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare CEO Deb Tsorbaris calls on the Australian government to invest in social

‘We need to do more to help and support those experiencing homelessness’

Sally Capp, Monday, 12th July 2021 -  Secure and affordable housing options for everyone in need is the right thing to do and is also the best investment we can make, writes Melbourne’s Lord Mayor Sally Capp. This is the

An investment in social housing for domestic violence survivors could save Australia billions

Nikki Stefanoff, Monday, 12th July 2021 -  New research makes an economic and social case for investment in social housing More than 7,600 women a year are returning to violent partners, and 9,120 women a year are becoming homeless

Older Australians being pushed to the brink of homelessness

Nikki Stefanoff, Thursday, 1st July 2021 -  New data reveals the number of older Australians experiencing rent stress has increased by 11 per cent over the last year – prompting advocates to call for the government to

‘Active participants in the home building sector have a role to play in the solutions’

Mario Biasin, Monday, 7th June 2021 -  Mario Biasin, co-founder of Australia’s largest builder Metricon Homes, reflects on the importance of a home in giving people a sense of belonging and considers how the construction

$400M to deliver social and affordable housing across Melbourne

Nikki Stefanoff, Monday, 17th May 2021 -  Victorians will soon have a range of new housing options delivered via a ground-breaking partnership approach to social and affordable housing  The National Housing Finance and

A big problem requires even bigger solutions

Fiona Patten, Thursday, 1st April 2021 -  When it comes to homelessness, government should prioritise implementing diverse, forward-thinking early intervention strategies, writes MP Fiona Patten reflecting on the

At least 2.6 million people face poverty when COVID payments end and rental stress soars

Contributor, Wednesday, 24th March 2021 -  JobKeeper and the COVID supplement to JobSeeker benefits will be gone in a week. The combined effect will be to halve some recipients’ incomes and the rent they can afford, write…

How do we solve a problem like rough sleeping?

Jenny Begent, Friday, 5th March 2021 -  If we are to tackle the current housing and health inequalities then we need to assess and meet the needs of people sleeping rough in new and imaginative ways, writes Jenny Begent, head

Investing in social housing, in the era of working from home

Peter Colacino, Tuesday, 2nd February 2021 -  Peter Colacino shares his thoughts on why the objective around housing all Australians, and in particular investing in social housing in the era of working from home, should be

‘It’s a game changer’: Community sector celebrates historic housing pledge

Luke Michael, Monday, 16th November 2020 -  Community leaders say the sector’s advocacy efforts were vital to securing the multi-billion dollar announcement    The Victorian government will deliver more than 12,000 new
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