Media Release: Sector rejects Mr Falinski’s uninformed and prejudiced comments about social and affordable housing

A coalition of affordable housing advocacy peak bodies has rejected the comments made by Jason Falinski MP, chair of the Standing Committee on Tax and Revenue’s Inquiry into housing affordability and supply in Australia, labelling them as uninformed and prejudiced. The Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA), Homelessness Australia, and National Shelter, object in the strongest terms to Mr Falinski’s misrepresentation of the sector and disregard for the important contribution that affordable housing makes to the wellbeing of Australians in

Media Release: National Shelter Calls for Housing Plan

Peak housing body National Shelter has released its policy platform highlighting the need for a national housing plan to combat growing unaffordability in home ownership and renting. The platform is asking that the Government elevates the Housing Minister into Cabinet and establishes a new independent authority to develop the plan. Click here to read the full media release.

Media Release: Housing Affordability issues illuminated during Homelessness Week

National Shelter is shining a light on Australians living in the dark shadows of the nation’s housing affordability crisis during National Homelessness week from 1-7 August. Over the past year most regional areas across the country have seen rental rises by at least 10 per cent, according to new research. Read the media release here.

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. 

Young Renters Hardest Hit: Moving On Report

The first findings of the national Moving On survey are out! The report shines a light on the experiences of private rental tenants, landlords and property managers across Australia to create a picture of how tenancies end in the private rental market and what changes are needed to make renting fairer. There is no available data set to inform the private rental market about the improvements that are needed.

Key Findings
- The pandemic affected tenants and landlords
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2020 Rental Affordability Index

The latest release of the Rental Affordability Index (RAI) highlights that JobSeeker recipients are facing severe rental stress across the country. 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, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, SGS Economics & Planning and the Brotherhood of St Laurence. To view the interactive map, click here. To view the full report, as well as the media releases

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.

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