National Shelter media release —14 August 2012
National Shelter is concerned but not surprised at the latest ACOSS community sector survey report findings, and calls for more investment in affordable housing in response.
The report, released today, shows that what disadvantaged and low income Australians need most is housing:
- Nearly 3 in 5 respondents listed housing among ‘high need' services of clients.
- 81% say they cannot meet demand for their services.
- 63% of respondents said waiting times for their service have increased.
- There were 303,713 instances