Rental Affordability Index launch makes waves

 

The 24 November 2015 release of National Shelter and Community Sector Bank’s Rental Affordability Index, powered by SGS Economics and Planning, make a real splash in the news. Below are links to just some of the stories. 

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9News: Some Aussie residents forced to spend almost two thirds of income on rent

Sydney Morning Herald: New National Shelter data shows renters suffer worst pain

ABC Online: Rental Affordability Index

SBS:

2019-01-24T13:21:54+00:00November 29th, 2015|News|

New Rental Affordability Index shows dire picture for Australian households

 

Australia’s first ever Rental Affordability Index reveals the depth and extremity of housing stress faced by renters in the current market. Both low income and moderate income households suffer poverty due to high rental costs. 

Housing stress occurs when households pay 30% of income or more on rent. Low income households are required to pay around 65% of income on rent to access a tenancy. This means that rents are extremely unaffordable. 

The Rental Affordability Index has been created by National Shelter,

2019-01-24T13:42:34+00:00November 23rd, 2015|Housing Supply, Media Releases, News|

Mini summit must tackle housing affordability

Media Release 1 October 2015

 

Peak body National Shelter calls on the mini summit to tackle housing affordability including putting reforms to negative gearing and capital gains tax exemptions, previously ruled out, back on the table.

Executive Officer Adrian Pisarski said “If Prime Minister Turnbull’s mini summit is intent on addressing reform then changing tax settings to reduce house price inflation must be among the issues to be addressed.”

We currently have a tax system which inflates the market by pitting investors against

2019-01-24T13:42:34+00:00September 30th, 2015|Housing Supply, Media Releases, News|

Proposed social rent models fail affordability test

 

National Shelter Media Release 15 September 2015

Affordable housing peak National Shelter has today released a report damning reform options under consideration by the Federal Government.

Proposals to move public housing tenants to market rents supported by Commonwealth Rent Assistance would place public tenants in housing stress with insufficient disposable income after meeting massive rent increases.

According to Shelter’s Executive Officer Adrian Pisarski “Public housing is there to protect vulnerable tenants who need the affordability provided by low rents.”

Across Australia public housing

2019-01-24T13:21:53+00:00September 14th, 2015|News|

Proposed social rent models fail affordability test

 

National Shelte Media Release 15 September 2015

Affordable housing peak National Shelter has today released a report damning reform options under consideration by the Federal Government.

Proposals to move public housing tenants to market rents supported by Commonwealth Rent Assistance would place public tenants in housing stress with insufficient disposable income after meeting massive rent increases.

According to Shelter’s Executive Officer Adrian Pisarski “Public housing is there to protect vulnerable tenants who need the affordability provided by low rents.”

Across Australia public housing

2019-05-21T12:41:07+00:00September 14th, 2015|Media Releases, Media Releases, Meeting Housing Needs, News|

Housing key to achieving National Reform Summit aims

26 August 2015

 

Housing policy peak National Shelter will be at the National Reform Summit today to argue that housing tax reform and long term Commonwealth leadership on housing affordability are essential to achieving the aims of the Reform Summit. 

National Shelter Executive Officer Adrian Pisarski will be there to live tweet the event with commentary on the housing measures necessary to achieve the reform agendas around productivity and living standards. 

“Economies are made up of households and the single biggest factor in

2019-01-24T13:21:50+00:00August 25th, 2015|News|

Capital gains tax discounts undermine affordability and must be reformed

Affordable housing peak body National Shelter has renewed its call for tax reform on housing, citing figures released by Greens leaders today.
 
Figures prepared for the Greens by the Parliamentary Budget Office show potential revenue savings of between $74b and $127b over ten years by reforming Capital Gains Tax Discounts introduced in 1999.
 
National Shelter has argued that the discounts, introduced by the Howard government, are over generous but also have perverse impacts on property markets.
 
“CGT

2019-01-24T13:21:47+00:00August 6th, 2015|News|

Capital gains tax discounts undermine affordability and must be reformed

MEDIA RELEASE  

for immediate release 5 August 2015

 

Case for tax reform on housing grows 

Affordable housing peak body National Shelter has renewed its call for tax reform on housing, citing figures released by Greens leaders today.
 
Figures prepared for the Greens by the Parliamentary Budget Office show potential revenue savings of between $74b and $127b over ten years by reforming Capital Gains Tax Discounts introduced in 1999.
 
National Shelter has argued that the discounts, introduced by the Howard government,

2019-01-24T13:42:33+00:00August 6th, 2015|Housing Supply, Media Releases, News|

Tax reform essential for housing affordability

National Shelter believes that Australia’s Future Tax System Review must form the starting point for further discussion of tax reform around housing and land dealings in order to tackle housing affordability.

There are currently a range of tax settings which distort the behaviour of home owners and investors in the Australian system which need to be addressed. These distortions encourage over-investment in large, more expensive properties for owner occupiers and to the upper end of the market for investors in rental properties. They create inflationary pressure

2019-05-21T13:35:25+00:00June 22nd, 2015|Submissions, Submissions|

Dream Over: Government wilfully ignorant on housing affordability, ignores renters, changes policy and denies evidence

 

11 June 2015

National Shelter says the Abbott government is wilfully ignorant on housing affordability and has dropped the great dream of ownership pushing us towards becoming a nation of renters.

 
Executive Officer Adrian Pisarski points at the record, “Since being elected they have dismantled the Housing Ministers Conference, axed the only reliable data source the National Housing Supply Council, slashed the only program adding affordable housing supply in NRAS and axed all funding to agencies providing them advice.”
 
National

2019-01-24T13:21:48+00:00June 21st, 2015|News|