Archive | affordable housing

Labour Won the Election- What Next?

Prior to the State election, the Labour party pledged the following as part of their election platform- Invest $209 million to build an additional 1,000 public housing properties over three years. Establish Victoria’s first LGBTI Homelessness Grants Program, in recognition of the fact LGBTI people are more than twice as likely to experience homelessness. For detailed information you […]

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New AHURI Report Released- ‘Social housing as infrastructure:an investment pathway’

The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) have just released Social housing as infrastructure:an investment pathway. The report suggests that Victoria needs to increase its social housing stock significantly and provides a detailed examination of the issues related to funding this type of infrastructure.

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What Are Political Parties Doing About Housing & Homelessness?

In the lead up to the Victorian State election, that’s a very good question, so staff at Victorian Council of Social Services are helping to keep us informed with their Policy Tracker . If the government’s response to any social issues will  help to determine how you vote, it’s well worth going to look at.  

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State Government Media Release- ‘Building More Social Housing in Melbourne’s East’

Building More Social Housing In Melbourne’s East The Andrews Labor Government is providing safe, secure housing for vulnerable women and their children, including those escaping family violence. Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz visited community housing agencies in Melbourne’s east and south-east today to announce $6.2 million in Victorian Property Fund (VPF) grants for three […]

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Homelessness ‘Heat Map’ from the Council to Homeless Persons

Council to Homeless Persons (CHP) have released a ‘Homelessness Heat Map‘ to illustrate the numbers of people rough sleeping or living in sub-standard conditions in each electorate. The information is based on data generated by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and CHP is promoting this for use in lobbying MP’s through their Homelessness Election Platform […]

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Australian Housing & Urban Research Institute Releases Inquiry into the Future of the Private Rental Sector

AHURI’s inquiry document provides a comprehensive analysis of how the private rental market has changed and asks questions that are particularly relevant to the housing and homelessness sector. While wading through the entire article may not be an option for the time poor, AHURI has included an Executive Summary and Policy Evidence Summary to assist.

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