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.
The Council to Homeless Persons facilitated a forum that covered a number of issues yesterday, but if you missed out, you can find out more by reading about the SHS Transition Plan and the Homelessness Election Platform.
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.
If you weren’t able to attend the recent AHURI conference, you can still catch up on the information delivered by viewing video of plenary sessions, PowerPoint presentations accompanying all talks or read the wrap up of events.