WHY WE HAVE A CRISIS
Affordable and Social Housing has not been a high priority for successive governments and has occurred in the absence of a National Strategy that addresses all facets of the housing spectrum.
Housing has largely been regarded as an economic issue without reference to its widespread and multi-faceted social context.
Housing market costs and the failure of government housing policy to support average Australian households have denied many Australians “a place to call home.”
Budgets over the last 10 years have not delivered an adequate supply of Social and Affordable Housing to meet the needs of the most vulnerable households.
In the Eastern Metropolitan Region there is a critical shortfall of Affordable and Social Housing.
17, 270 households do not own their own homes and there are only 2,040 affordable private rentals.
There’s a shortfall of approximately 8,000 Social Housing dwellings. That’s 8,000 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.
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