Our latest submission includes recommendations covering a meaningful increase to Commonwealth Rent Assistance, housing taxation reform to restore the balance, increased investment in social and affordable housing, a well-resourced housing and homelessness sector, and an enhanced coordination role for the Commonwealth.
A busy two weeks for National Shelter as we head into the final quarter of 2022.
Key housing affordability advocates have welcomed Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s commitment to expand the National Housing Infrastructure Facility to social and affordable housing.
Mr Albanese made the commitment in his closing address to the Jobs and Skills Summit in Canberra this afternoon. The policy makes it possible for $575 million dollars in the national housing infrastructure facility to invest in affordable housing by attracting financing from super funds and other sources of private capital.
The Prime Minister’s commitment is
The Jobs and Skills Summit must consider the urgent need to expand social and affordable housing if it hopes to deal with core economic challenges such as productivity and labour mobility, according to key housing affordability advocates.
The joint call from Community Housing Industry Association, National Shelter, Homelessness Australia and Everybody’s Home comes as a raft of recent data and research demonstrates the economic toll of inadequate housing options for Australians on low and modest incomes.