About Us

Who we are

Australians for Affordable Housing is a coalition of national housing, welfare and community sector organisations, established to highlight the problem of housing affordability in Australia. We believe that all Australians should be able to secure housing that they can afford. Yet currently one in ten Australian households are in housing stress (paying more than 30% of their income in housing costs). Paying too much for housing makes it harder for people to pay for the other basics, like food, clothes, transport and healthcare; and impacts on our ability to foster happy, health and productive communities.

What we want

Australians for Affordable Housing believe affordable housing should be a pillar of the nation’s infrastructure agenda. We believe that the goal of government housing policy should be to ensure that all Australian households can access affordable housing, and that government action needs to be coordinated to deliver that goal.

That means:

  • Stopping funding cuts to housing and homelessness initiatives
  • Investing in affordable housing programs
  • Reviewing rental assistance programs to ensure better financial assistance for low income earners
  • Reforming housing tax concessions, to remove incentives currently distorting the system and steering us away from a fair housing system.

Find out more here.

Australians for Affordable Housing is supported by:

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Equality Rights Alliance
Anglicare South Australia

 

Bethanie Housing

 

 Mercy Foundation  
Hume Community
CCSS
Melbourne City Mission

 

YWCA Australia

 

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Community Sector Banking
 Council to Homeless Persons Rural Housing Network
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NSWFHA

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