Australians are missing out on affordable housing according to the COAG Reform Council’s report released today.
We at AAH think it’s time for action.
Commonwealth, States and Territories must redouble their efforts to deliver affordable housing programs given the COAG Reform Council indication of a significant failure to deliver on promised commitments in critical areas of housing. Continue reading »
In the decade from 2001 to 2010 Australia grew by over 1 million households, but lost 5,308 social housing properties.
This is contributing to housing stress in the rental market, where one in four renters are in housing stress.
While the Federal Government’s Nation Building Stimulus gave a much-needed boost to social housing, this funding is set to run out next year. Continue reading »
The State of Australian Cities 2011 report findings that show young people are staying in the family home or joining share houses shows just how unaffordable housing has become.
Housing must be considered as an important part of our infrastructure, and more supply in the low-cost rental market was imperative to improve housing affordability.
In order to really address the lack of affordable housing in this country, we need a National Housing plan and a Federal Housing Minister to ensure a more balanced approach to affordable housing.
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).
Australians for Affordable Housing (AAH) was launched today at Parliament House to challenge Australian governments to address housing affordability – the single biggest cost of living issue facing Australians.