Anglicare Victoria is one of the state’s largest child a family welfare providers, helping more than 70,000 people every year. We provide relief from immediate hardship such as emergency food and crisis accommodation, through to services designed to build resilience in individuals and strengthen families. Affordable and appropriate housing is the foundation for families and individuals to build upon, and is the first step in helping children and families overcome traumatic experiences and find the stability they need to thrive.
Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS)
The Australian Council of Social Service is the peak body of the community services and welfare sector and the national voice for the needs of people affected by poverty and inequality. The current crisis in housing affordability affects all our members and the people they work with. A housing system that meets the needs of all Australians is at the heart of improving the lives of people experiencing poverty and disadvantage.
Community Housing Federation of Australia (CHFA)
The Community Housing Federation of Australia is the national industry body for community housing providers in Australia. Through the work of our members, we see the difference that low cost, affordable rental housing makes to people’s lives, and yet we also see many more households on social housing waiting lists, struggling with housing costs. It’s time to make sure all Australians can get affordable housing.
Homelessness Australia is the national peak body working to prevent and respond to homelessness. We promote national policy and action to reduce homelessness and its impact on the diverse range of people it affects, through proactive research. We need a housing and support system that allows all Australians access to safe, secure, affordable and appropriate housing.
National Shelter is a peak non-government organisation that aims to improve housing access, affordability, appropriateness, safety and security for people who are on low incomes, or who face disadvantage in the housing system. This campaign will help to raise the profile of housing issues in Australia, and call on governments across Australia to take action.
National Association of Tenants Organisations (NATO)
Collectively NATO organisations advocate for the rights of tenants across Australia. Rising rents and low vacancy rates have seen problems for tenants escalate in recent years. Making housing better for both public and private tenants is critical to address our housing crisis.
National Welfare Rights Network (NWRN)
The National Welfare Rights Network (NWRN) is a peak body representing service delivery agencies which provide specialist welfare and legal services about social security law, family assistance and Centrelink administration. The NWRN has fourteen Community Legal Centre members and three Aboriginal Legal Aid Service associate members. Based on the casework experience of its members, the NWRN lobbies for a better social security system, advocates for the rights of people who need income support and supports employment assistance policies which result in ongoing, sustainable paid work.
PowerHousing Australia is a national trade association and business cooperative of growth community housing providers whose aim is to grow the supply of affordable housing in Australia. PowerHousing’s members are dedicated to providing affordable housing. This campaign is critical to the organisation’s aims, and to those people on low and middle incomes who are struggling with the high cost of housing.
Campaign Manager, Joel Pringle
Prior to Australians for Affordable Housing Joel worked in a number of roles in the community sector focussing on community development, social policy and advocacy. As a community activist, he has been involved in a number of campaigns including Aboriginal rights and mobility access on public transport.
Joel has served on the boards of a number of community organisations, including serving as Chairperson of The Settlement, a neighbourhood centre and social housing provider in inner Sydney.