In the past two years, we were asked to stay at home to protect the health of our community. For many of us, it was a stark reminder that our homes are a source of safety and stability. But you can’t stay at home if you don’t have one or it is not safe.
More and more people are being forced into homelessness and financial hardship due to soaring rent prices and a lack of social housing. And regional areas are carrying the brunt of rising rents and skyrocketing house prices.
Building more social and affordable housing is the only way to ensure ongoing stability and prosperity for all Australians. That’s why we’re calling on all parties and candidates to commit to building at least 25,000 social and affordable housing properties each year.
Our key asks
- A 25,000 dwelling per year social and affordable housing package should be delivered to reduce homelessness and kick-start housing construction and growth in jobs and incomes.
- Rent Assistance for private tenants with low incomes should be substantially increased to ease housing stress.
- A new affordable rental investment incentive scheme should be developed
- A national First Nations housing strategy to boost the stock of community housing and new remote housing agreement.