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NFP Six-Point National Housing Affordability Plan

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 26th April 2017 -  Peak bodies ACOSS and National Shelter have urged the federal government not to shirk its responsibility to address the housing affordability crisis in the federal budget –  releasing…

Podcast: Housing the Homeless – The Cause

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 21st March 2017 -  Homelessness is not a choice. But for many it is a reality. On any given night one in 200 people in Australia are homeless. And the problem is getting worse. In the last few years the number

$2B in Vic Affordable Housing Package

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 23rd February 2017 -  Housing and homelessness organisations will be able to utilise a $1 billion Social Housing Growth Fund and access low interest loans worth a further $1.1 billion as part of the rollout…

Renters Face Insecurity, Poor Quality Housing, and Discrimination – Report

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 16th February 2017 -  Consumer group CHOICE, the National Association of Tenants’ Organisations and homeless organisation National Shelter have called on governments to prioritise rental security…

Turnbull Government Extends Funding for Homelessness Services

Ellie Cooper, Friday, 9th December 2016 -  Community organisations welcomed the Turnbull government’s 12-month extension of the $117 million homelessness partnership, but said there was still a long way to go. In a joint

Organisations Unite to Save Vital Homelessness Services

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 6th December 2016 -  Hundreds of welfare organisations have united to call on the prime minister to avert a “human, economic and policy disaster” by saving key homelessness programs which are being threatened

Calls for Housing as Rental Affordability Crisis Pushes People into Homelessness

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 24th November 2016 -  The Victorian peak body for homelessness has called for the creation of 10,000 homes specifically catering for single people on low incomes, as the latest Rental Affordability Index

Housing Affordability Must be Linked to Infrastructure Agenda

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 6th October 2016 -  Any new strategies to address housing affordability and homelessness should be linked to Australia’s infrastructure agenda, according to sector leaders at a community forum in

Housing Affordability Ignored in Cabinet Reshuffle

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 19th July 2016 -    Housing policy peak body National Shelter and the federal opposition have claimed the prime minister is continuing to ignore Australia’s housing affordability crisis

Households Paying up to 85% of Income on Rent

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 16th June 2016 -  Low and moderate-income households are paying up to 85 per cent of their income to secure rental properties in Australia, according to new data. The Rental Affordability Index, created

Budget 2016: Housing Affordability Ignored

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 4th May 2016 -  The first Turnbull budget has ignored the issue of housing affordability according to Not for Profit experts. National Shelter executive officer Adrian Pisarski said that in a budget

Tax Reform Now Off the Table Warns Housing NFP

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 26th April 2016 -    Australia faces not having any realistic tax reform for the next five years after the the federal government rejected calls for changes to capital gains tax and negative gearing
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