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.”
Media Release: Pumping up demand without adding to supply
In housing terms, Budget 21/22 dangerously adds pressure to markets while ignoring real needs in social and affordable housing.
“It pretends to help those who it may hurt the most - low-income households - predominantly women.” To read the full media release, click 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
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
Media Release: Victorian Government Announces a $5.1b Social and Affordable Housing Program
National Shelter congratulates the Victorian government on the announcement of a $5.1b social and affordable housing program! Read more in our media release.
Media Release: Budget 2020-21
According to National Shelter - Investment in much needed public and community housing has been overlooked in Budget 20/21 - an area of infrastructure investment that would have led quickly to jobs for tradespeople and houses for the growing lists of people who need them.
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.
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
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
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.
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