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St Pat’s to boost social housing after receiving $7.5m grant

Homelessness support service St Patrick’s Community Support Centre has received a $7.5 million Western Australian Government grant to help build 28 social housing dwellings in Perth’s south metropolitan region. Source: The eRecord.


Housing stoush continues as Coalition, Greens vote to delay Labor plan

The political debate over housing affordability and ownership will continue into next year after the Coalition and Greens voted to delay action on one of the Albanese Government’s key housing policies until April. Source: The Age.

Charity Housing

Vinnies calls for Government action over rental crisis

The St Vincent de Paul Society is calling on the Albanese Government to implement “workable solutions” to fix the availability and affordability of rental properties in both urban centres and regional areas.


Housing crisis response must be informed by ‘type of country we want to be’

Australian Catholic University and the PM Glynn Institute hosted a panel discussion in Melbourne last week on how to achieve ethical housing policies. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

Health Housing

Health impacts from renting ‘worse than being a former smoker’: study

The negative health impacts associated with renting could be greater than those associated with unemployment or being a former smoker, a study has found. Source:


Top award for social enterprise built on firm foundations

An innovative Catholic building and construction social enterprise has won the industry collaboration of the year award at the 2023 Tasmanian Training Awards. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.


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.