National Shelter media release — 5 March 2013
Housing policy peak National Shelter has warned that the changes to sole parenting payments will force more families into housing stress and homelessness.
National Shelter Chairperson Adrian Pisarski said that sole parent families face the double challenge of unaffordable rents and discrimination in the private rental market.
‘Eroding the income of sole parents undermines their ability to house their children’, Mr Pisarski said.
‘The Government’s white paper on homelessness in 2008, The road home, highlighted the