National Shelter hosted a forum highlighting the modelling behind our Social Housing Acceleration and Renovation Program (SHARP) proposal and linking that work to an ongoing international research consortium examining the role of housing as economic infrastructure to improve economic productivity with CHIA and Homelessness Australia.
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The National Organisation of Tenant Organisations (NATO), via the coordination of the Tenants Union of NSW (TUNSW), has been monitoring the roll out of the national moratorium on evictions. The National Cabinet passed the responsibility to states to implement the moratorium, which has seen a patchy range of measures differing in each state and implemented in some jurisdictions.
Read more in our newsletter here.
At this difficult time the Government’s emergency measures to support businesses and workers will bring much-needed relief to many Australians. Equally, it’s imperative that we plan now for a government-driven stimulus program to kickstart our country’s post-crisis recovery. This will be vital in getting people back into jobs fast, and also in enhancing building company confidence to retain workers.
Read more about SHARP here.
The National Cabinet has declared a six-month moratorium on evictions from renting affecting both commercial and residential properties. This effectively moves the action to state governments who now need to enact legislation or rulings to cover the operation of their rental markets.
We were shocked to hear about plans by the Housing Authority in South Australia which will effectively end 40 years of continuous support for independent housing advocacy.
In February we held important meetings with the Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA), Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) and the Property Council of Australia, looking at areas where we can work together to advance our housing agenda.