Housing progress at job summit
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
Job summit must find housing solutions
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
National housing peak welcomes incoming Albanese government and solutions to housing
National Shelter, the peak body representing the housing interests of low-income households, congratulates Anthony Albanese and Labor on their election win.
Ms Emma Greenhalgh, Chief Executive Officer of National Shelter said ‘We look forward to working with the incoming Albanese government to delivery it’s housing agenda. National Shelter and other housing and homelessness peaks have worked closely with Labor, through Jason Clare, while in opposition..."
Party and Candidate Responses to National Shelter Policy Checklist
Early in the campaign, National Shelter invited the major parties, minor parties, and C200 independent candidates to indicate how their policies or policies of their party support the National Shelter priorities.
Click here to read their responses and our accompanying analysis.
Media Release: National housing peaks thumbs up to National Housing Plan
Housing sector peaks representing low-income households and community housing providers have welcomed today's policy announcements by the Australian Labour Party as a timely recognition of the urgent need to tackle intensifying housing unaffordability.
Media Release: National Shelter Response to Federal Budget 2022-2023
A missed opportunity to invest in the security of low-income Australians
National Shelter, the national peak body representing the housing interest of low-income households, says that the 2022/23 federal budget continues to ignore the needs of low-income and vulnerable Australians and gain fails to invest in social and affordable housing. Click here to read the full media release.
States’ Housing Step-Up No Substitute for Federal Action
New research by the ACOSS/UNSW Poverty and Inequality Partnership shows renters on low and modest incomes are in the grip of a housing pincer, especially in regional Australia, as surging rents and the Commonwealth’s neglect of social and affordable housing creates acute stress. Read the media release here, or the full report here.
Enews: Rental affordability for low-income households falls back to pre-pandemic levels
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
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.