Demand for social housing in Australia could be more than 300 per cent higher than waiting lists suggest, according to new research. Read the full story at Pro Bono Australia
More people experiencing homelessness in Mildura will have a roof over their heads thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Construction has begun on two three-bedroom homes in Mildura, to be ready for tenants early in 2020. These are funded through the Labor Government’s $27 million Accommodation for Homeless program. https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/more-housing-support-for-homeless-in-mildura/
The Federal Government will be conducting an inquiry around Newstart payments. For some background on this issue, you can read ProBono’s news article or to learn about the terms of the inquiry and how to make a submission, read the Senate’s media release
Senator Jacquie Lambie did a deal with government to get much needed funds directed to addressing homelessness in her electorate in Tasmania. This move has sparked public discussion about the housing crisis right around Australia. Watch Tuesday’s episode of ‘The Drum’ to learn more.
In response to the Victorian Government budget allocation for building new public housing properties in Geelong, Ballarat and Darebin, Maribyrnong, Stonnington and Whitehorse council areas in Melbourne, the CEO of Beyond Housing , Celia Adams has commented via the media about the lack of public housing allocation for Shepparton. Read the full story at Shepparton News […]
You can read a short analysis of how the budget addressed our sector on the ProBono Australia website.
Great ABC news story featuring a Ngoonooru-Wadjari woman who tackled homelessness by getting on top of money management.
ProBono Australia discusses the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation’s $315 million social bond launch.
In an effort to have input into shaping the State Government’s budget allocation toward housing, CHP have released a pre budget submission addressing the social inequities underpinning homelessness and targets for addressing the housing shortfall.
Don’t worry, you can view slideshows and listen to audio of the discussion, ‘Is social housing infrastructure?’ on the Australian Housing & Urban Research Institute’s website.