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Provider aims to ‘build hope through housing’

A little-known development in the community housing sector in South Australia is starting to pay dividends as new opportunities are sought to “build hope through housing”. Source: The Southern Cross.


Vinnies ‘relieved’ to see the $10b housing bill pass Parliament

The St Vincent de Paul Society is “relieved” to see the Albanese Government’s long-delayed $10 billion Housing Australia Future Fund Bill pass Parliament, with the addition of an extra $1 billion to be spent on public housing this year.

Housing Politics

Labor’s $10b housing fund secure after $1b Greens deal

The Greens and the Albanese Government have finally come to an agreement to get Labor’s cornerstone $10 billion housing policy through Parliament after months of protracted negotiations and delays. Source: The Age.


Catholic Social Services puts housing and homelessness on the menu

Housing and homelessness were key topics of conversation at this year’s Catholic Social Services Victoria annual dinner. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

Cost Of Living Housing

Growing number of Australians in mortgage stress amid rise in home loan defaults

Australians are defaulting on their home loans at growing rates as the number of borrowers at risk of mortgage stress peaks at levels not seen since 2008, when the global financial crisis hit. Source: ABC News.

Housing Politics

‘More people renting for life’: Australian dream disappears in bleak forecast

A new report predicts millions of Australians will miss out on home ownership as the nation heads towards a long period of slow growth in household incomes, forcing more people to fall back on the age pension to pay for shelter. Source: The Age.


Church agencies unite to provide homes for those in need

Vacant land on Tasmania’s northwest coast has been transformed into homes for those in need, thanks to a partnership between the local parish, CatholicCare Tasmania and Centacare Evolve Housing. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.

Charity Housing

Vinnies calls for more action to solve housing crisis

The St Vincent de Paul National Council has welcomed the commitments of national cabinet and the Commonwealth this week to address the housing and rental crisis.

Housing Politics

New $3.5b incentive for states to lift housing target

National cabinet has backed a deal on housing that sets a new target to build 1.2 million homes over five years, with the promise of $3 billion in incentives for states and territories to meet the goal. Source: The Age.