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 […]
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.
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.
In Victoria alone, 25,000 people are homeless on any given night. 82,000 people are on the waiting list for public or community housing. And another million Victorians are in housing stress, paying more than they can afford in rent. There’s no doubt about it – we’re at crisis point. But as we know, there are […]
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 […]
The issue of trying to find new ways to fund and generate more housing is pressing and this AHURI brief explains how shared ownership of housing could provide an affordable housing option.
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 […]
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.
The Australian Housing and Urban Institute have released a report ‘Navigating a Changing Private Rental Sector: opportunities and challenges for low income renters‘ that explains the wide range of complex issues affecting private rental pricing and availability.
To read this report and see other reports about the current state of private rental supply in Australia, visit Swinburne University’s Analysis & Policy Observatory web page