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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…

Guaranteeing the Future of Affordable Rental Housing

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 29th October 2013 -  An international review of the use of government guarantees to support investment in affordable rental housing by RMIT University says a similar model is “desperately needed…

Skating on Thin Ice: Mental Illness & Homelessness

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 8th October 2013 -  More work needs to be done to support people living with mental illness to sustain social housing tenancies, especially those relying on Centrelink payments, as the only alternative…

Greens Call for Inquiry on NSW Public Housing ‘Crisis’

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 1st August 2013 -  The number of people on the NSW social housing waiting list could blow out to more than 86,000 within three years, if the current situation doesn’t change, according to the Auditor…

Changemakers – Joel Pringle

Staff Reporter, Monday, 22nd April 2013 -  Joel Pringle is the campaign manager for Australians for Affordable Housing. This week we profile Joel in Changemakers – a weekly column which examines inspiring people and…

Housing Stress on the Rise

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 5th December 2012 -  The demand for social housing in Australia is rising and waiting lists remain long, according to a new report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The Housing

NFPs Respond to Social Housing Consultations

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 17th July 2012 - 
 Public housing in the inner Melbourne suburb of Carlton. Photo: Krstnn Hrmnsn/ Flickr A coalition of housing and homelessness peak organisations in Victoria has responded…

Vic Government Consults on Future of Social Housing

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 3rd May 2012 -  The Victorian Government has begun a three month public consultation process on the future direction of social housing. The move follows a report by the Auditor General last month…

Australia Facing Housing Affordability Crisis

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 21st September 2011 -  Flickr image: Some rights reserved by mollyeh11  A coalition of housing, welfare and community organisations is campaigning to put the issue of affordable…

Uncovering the Value of Social Housing

Staff Reporter, Monday, 19th September 2011 -  In a first for the Social Return on Investment framework, a new report puts a dollar value on the social benefit created by Australia's 42,000 community houses and units. Over…
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