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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…

Demand for Social Housing for Older Australians Set to Double

Staff Reporter, Friday, 1st July 2011 -  With Australians aged 55 and over making up almost 20% of the nation’s homeless people, the demand for social housing for older Australians is expected to double by 2028, according…

Govt & Media Blamed for Social Housing Stigma

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 28th April 2011 -  Social housing neighbourhoods are stigmatised because government policies have worked to congregate socially disadvantaged people in social housing neighbourhoods while under-investing…

WA to Delivery Affordable Housing Strategy

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 7th October 2010 -  The West Australian Government says it will launch its affordable housing strategy before the end of 2010. The strategy is based on 53 recommendations made by the Social Housing Taskforce…

WA NFPs to Provide Social Housing

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 2nd June 2010 -  The Barnett Government has announced a new initiative that it says will accelerate the growth of social housing in Western Australia. The plan is to place as many as 559 new dwellings…
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