April 2012

The greatest poverty of all

2019-01-24T13:42:35+00:00April 5th, 2012|Housing Supply, Media Releases, News|

National Shelter media release — 17 October 2011

In light of Anti-Poverty Week, National Shelter is stressing investment in affordable housing is key to relieving poverty in Australia.

One in 10 Australian households is currently experiencing housing stress and, on any given night, over 105,000 people in Australia are homeless.

Chairperson of National Shelter, Adrian Pisarski, said that while Anti-Poverty Week focuses on a range of service areas, affordable housing needs to be a priority.

‘House prices and rents have risen well above inflation.

Regional affordable housing funding: what a relief!

2019-01-24T13:42:34+00:00April 4th, 2012|Housing Supply, Media Releases, News|


National Shelter media release — 12 October 2011

Housing peak National Shelter welcomes the affordable housing grants now available under the federal government’s Building Better Regional Cities program.

Local councils in 47 regional centres across Australia can now apply for federal funding (a total of $100 million) to support more affordable housing in their communities.

National Shelter Chairperson, Adrian Pisarski, said the program is definitely moving in the right direction to relieving the housing pressures in regional areas.

‘Australia’s regional areas are struggling

Put a brake on the breaks: tax distortions are a structural barrier to affordable housing

2019-01-24T13:42:34+00:00April 3rd, 2012|Housing Supply, Media Releases, News|


National Shelter media release — 4 October 2011

The property tax breaks featured in the most recent Australian Tax Office figures work against Australian households that need affordable housing.

National Shelter believes the $30 billion claimed by investors represents a structural problem which could be addressed at the tax forum in Canberra over the next two days.

Chairperson of National Shelter, Adrian Pisarski, who will be attending the forum, says despite the massive tax breaks the market fails to produce sufficient affordable

Housing peak welcomes round 4 of National Rental Affordability Scheme

2019-01-24T13:42:33+00:00April 2nd, 2012|Housing Supply, Media Releases, News|

National Shelter media release — 4 October 2011

 

National Shelter is pleased to hear the Gillard government has announced round 4 of the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS).

The round includes delivery on over 200 projects to build more than 17,000 properties for low- to moderate-income households to rent below market rate.

Chairperson of National Shelter, Adrian Pisarski, said the Gillard Government has shown foresight in allocating NRAS contributions in forward spending.

‘It is critical that government invest in long-term solutions like NRAS to

March 2011

Big banks bash battlers

2019-01-24T13:42:32+00:00March 31st, 2011|Housing Supply, Media Releases, News|

National Shelter media release — 13 September 2011

 

National Shelter is horrified that National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) properties may have been ‘blacklisted’ by the big banks (Sydney Morning Herald, 12 September 2011).

A federal–state program designed to boost housing for low-income earners, NRAS properties are reportedly barred from finance approval according to a list circulated to mortgage brokers in late 2010.

National Shelter Chairperson, Adrian Pisarski, said this treatment of investors in affordable housing is unacceptable.

‘It is truly frightening to think a

January 2009