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- 28 March, 2023
Australia’s rental crisis laid bare in damning report
Housing stress is on the rise in Australia, as tenants grapple with “unsustainable” rent increases that are outpacing wages. Source: The Guardian.
Almost one million affordable homes needed by 2041
Almost one million households, many in Sydney and Melbourne, face housing stress or living in unsuitable accommodation over the next two decades unless there is a ramp-up in community housing. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
One million homes to be built under accord
Treasurer Jim Chalmers will use tonight’s federal Budget to outline plans for a housing accord between governments and private industry to build up to one million homes, with a particular focus on affordable homes. Source: The Age.
Affordable housing laws will be ready ‘in next few months’
The first homes for essential workers and vulnerable Australians financed by Labor’s new housing fund will not have foundations dug and frames up until the end of next year. Source: The Age.
Charity House blessed as project looks to the future
Hobart Archbishop Julian Porteous has blessed land at Herdsmans Cove, Tasmania, with a house to be built on the land that will provide employment for young, vulnerable Tasmanians looking to enter the construction industry. Source: Hobart Archdiocese
Vinnies backs call for urgent reform of housing agreement
The St Vincent de Paul Society has backed the Productivity Commission’s call for urgent reform of the National Housing and Homelessness Agreement, which governs Commonwealth funding to the states for housing services.