Zone In is the Eastern Affordable Housing Alliance’s (EAHA) advocacy campaign in the lead up to the Victorian State Election in November 2018.

The EAHA is calling on all political parties to commit to policies that will allow our most disadvantaged community members to access safe, secure and affordable housing.

Specifically, we are calling on the major parties to zone in to the conversation on social and affordable housing, and take real action by committing to:

  • Amend the Planning and Environment Act 1987 to introduce mandatory inclusionary zoning of social housing at a rate of at least 10% on surplus government land and other strategic development sites; and
  • Deliver a minimum of 11,420 new social housing dwellings in the EMR by 2036, to address current and projected shortfalls.

THE PROBLEM

For too long, Victorian Governments of all persuasions have zoned out of the conversation on social and affordable housing supply.

The latest figures show a current minimum supply shortfall of 7,970 social housing properties in the Eastern Metropolitan Region (EMR).

That’s 7,970 families who are unable to access safe, secure and affordable housing.

Alarmingly, this figure will increase to 11,420 by 2036 if action is not taken.

The EAHA is doing everything we can, but only the State Government has the power to fix this unacceptable situation.

The same old policies are not working – real action is needed urgently.

Want to learn more about social and affordable housing needs in the EMR? Check out the latest research here.

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WHAT WE NEED

The EAHA is calling on the major parties to zone into the conversation on social and affordable housing, and take real action by committing to:

  • Amend the Planning and Environment Act 1987 to introduce mandatory inclusionary zoning at a rate of at least 10% on surplus government land and other strategic development sites; and
  • Deliver a minimum of 11,420 new social housing dwellings in the EMR by 2036, to address current and projected shortfalls.

Introducing mandatory inclusionary zoning at a rate of 10% on all surplus government land and strategic redevelopment sites would guarantee a steady supply of new social and affordable housing across the state.

It will give certainty to Government, Councils and developers about what’s expected, and provide more opportunities for our most disadvantaged community members to access safe, secure and affordable housing.

Want to learn more about inclusionary zoning? Check out our fact sheet here.

NEWS

Campaign Launch

Media Release

26 July 2018

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GET INVOLVED

Are you ready to zone into the conversation on social and affordable housing? Sign up as a supporter to receive our campaign updates.

Other ways you can support our campaign include:

  • Writing to your local MP and candidates asking them to zone in and commit to real action on social housing
  • Following your local Council on Facebook and Twitter and sharing #zonein campaign content
  • Talking to your family and friends and asking them to support the campaign.
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ABOUT US

The EAHA is a collaboration between the cities of Knox, Manningham, Maroondah, Monash, Whitehorse and Yarra Ranges.

The EAHA aims to ensure that the most disadvantaged people in the Eastern Metropolitan Regional (EMR) have access to safe, secure and affordable housing.

As many of the factors influencing housing affordability are beyond the control of local government, the EAHA advocates to the State and Federal Government for investment and policies to increase the supply of social and affordable housing in our region.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions about the campaign or would like further information, please email us at: info@zonein.net.au.