Today we have welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of an expert panel to advise on improving the social housing system.
This is a very positive step towards delivering a housing system that works for everyone and we look forward to the expert panel coming up with solutions to get more people in to affordable housing.
The high cost of housing is having repercussions for households across the housing spectrum. Reports of cash strapped households sharing to split the financial load is a worrying trend as households try to cope with high housing costs. (“Families stay put to save” Herald Sun 27/09/11).
Calls to cut stamp duty are not the whole answer to tax reform, said Australians for Affordable Housing (AAH) today.
AAH Spokesperson Sarah Toohey said that more comprehensive tax reform is required to really improve housing affordability for all.