Media Release: Future Fund Would Establish a Supply Pipeline

National Shelter applauds the announcement by Opposition leader Anthony Albanese that Labor will establish an Australian Housing Future Fund to invest in social and affordable housing.

“Such a fund will create a pipeline of investment that can be built on to secure a steady growth in social and affordable housing.”

View the full media release here. 

Media Release: National Affordable Housing Alliance Established

Australia’s peak housing and property groups have joined with the ACTU, ACOSS and Industry Super Australia to form a national alliance focused on increasing the provision of social and affordable housing across Australia. Investment in housing as part of a stimulus program as Australia navigates the economic impacts of the COVID-19 health pandemic is one critical way that governments can work with industry to help re-boot economic activity.

Read the media release here. 

2020-10-02T14:49:19+10:00October 2nd, 2020|Media Releases, Media Releases, News, News and Advocacy|

Social Housing Acceleration and Renovation Program (SHARP)

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.

Social Housing Acceleration and Renovation Program Media Release

Today, national housing and homelessness leaders have called for an immediate employment-boosting investment to expand Australia’s social housing by 30,000 homes as the country experiences a wave of job losses due to Covid-19.
National peak bodies, the Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA), Homelessness Australia, National Shelter, and the national housing campaign, Everybody’s Home have outlined a process

Media Release: Hobart Australia’s Most Unaffordable City for Renters; Across the Nation Individuals on Newstart are Struggling

Hobart remains the least affordable city to rent in Australia, followed by Adelaide which has overtaken Sydney as the second least affordable capital city, the latest release of the Rental Affordability Index (RAI) has found.

The RAI is an indicator of the price of rents relative to household incomes based on new rental agreements. It is released annually by National Shelter, Community Sector Banking, SGS Economics & Planning and the Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Rental affordability in some Australian cities, including Sydney,

Media Release: Sydney Rental Affordability Improves but Low-Income Households are Still Struggling; People on Newstart Being Forced out of the City

Rental affordability across Sydney has marginally improved in the past year, bumping the NSW capital to the third least affordable city in Australia behind Hobart and Adelaide. However, people on low to median incomes, including Newstart, are still struggling to pay their rent.

The latest release of the Rental Affordability Index (RAI) has found Sydney remains critically unaffordable to significant proportions of the renting population, especially very low and low-income households.

Unaffordability for very low-income households is most severe in Sydney compared

Media Release: Perth Rental Affordability Stabilises but Singles on Newstart and Pensioners are Still Struggling; Affordability in Regional WA has Plateaued

Rental affordability in Perth has stabilised but rents are not affordable across the board and renting in Perth remains unaffordable for lower-income households, including those on Newstart, the latest release of the Rental Affordability Index (RAI) reveals.

With a score of 143, rental affordability in Greater Perth has remained stable. The median rental household in Greater Perth faces rents costing about 21 per cent of their total income. While this is considered acceptable, rental property remains much less affordable for lower-income

2019-11-27T08:44:15+10:00November 27th, 2019|Media Releases, Media Releases, News, News, News|

Media Release: Rental Stress Spreads Further out in Melbourne; People on Newstart are Suffering

Renters on low incomes, including Newstart, are being forced further and further from Melbourne’s city centre to afford accommodation, affecting their ability to find jobs and access services including education, the latest release of the Rental Affordability Index (RAI) has found.

While overall rental affordability has been relatively stable in Melbourne for four years, it is now worse than six years ago. The average income household in Greater Melbourne faces housing costs at around 23 per cent of their total income.


2019-11-27T08:22:34+10:00November 27th, 2019|Media Releases, Media Releases, News, News, News, News|
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