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.