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.

Australians for Affordable Housing is calling on both federal and state governments to make the changes required to make housing more affordable.

> Download the ‘About Us’ document to learn more about the campaign and our supporters.

What we want

Australians for Affordable Housing believes 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.

To do this we need

  • More low cost rental housing
  • More opportunities for low income households to get into home ownership
  • Better financial assistance for low income renters
  • To put housing investment tax arrangements on a fairer footing with other investments
  • To make home ownership easier for first home buyers
  • A clear national plan to deliver affordable housing to all Australians

Australians for Affordable Housing is supported by:

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Equality Rights Alliance
Anglicare South Australia


Bethanie Housing


 Mercy Foundation  
Hume Community
Melbourne City Mission


YWCA Australia


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Community Sector Banking
 Council to Homeless Persons Rural Housing Network
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