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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

Vic Govt Launches First Online Social Housing Register

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 6th September 2016 -  Australia’s first online social housing register has been launched by the Victorian Government in a bid to tackle the state’s housing crisis. The Victorian Housing Register

Uniting to Make Homelessness a National Priority

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 15th June 2016 -  Leaders of Australia’s largest homelessness service providers have united in a bid to make reducing homelessness a national priority in the federal election and they are taking

200,000 on Social Housing Waitlist

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 2nd June 2016 -  Almost 200,000 Australians are on the waiting list to access social housing and the number of available homes has barely increased from the previous year, according to a new report.

Submissions Open for Vic Services Connect Trials

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 8th July 2014 -  The Victorian Government has called for submissions from Not for Profits interested in taking part in the trials of the eight new Services Connect sites. According to the Government,…

Social Housing Stress for Mentally Ill – Report

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 27th May 2014 -  People living with a mental illness are struggling to cope with the new set of pressures that comes with living in social housing, a new report has found. The report by the NSW Public…
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