Community experts to release national plan to tackle housing affordability crisis

23 March 2015

Who: Dr Cassandra Goldie, ACOSS CEO, and representatives from peak community housing and homelessness organisations
When: 10.30am Tuesday March 24, 2015
Where: Senate Courtyard, Parliament House, Canberra (note venue change due to wet weather).

Peak community and housing groups will gather in Canberra today to urge the Commonwealth Government to work with them in developing a national housing strategy to address the worsening housing affordability crisis in Australia.

The groups will release ‘An Affordable Housing Reform Agenda’ – outlining reform priorities to achieve an efficient and affordable housing system that strengthens productivity and participation.

Groups include:

  • The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS)
  • National Shelter
  • Homelessness Australia
  • Community Housing Federation of Australia
  • National Association of Tenant Organisations

Media contacts:
Cassandra Goldie (ACOSS) – 0419 626 155
Glenda Stevens, CEO, Homelessness Australia – 0405 900 360
Adrian Pisarski (National Shelter) – 0417 975 270
Carol Croce (CHFA) – 0402 017 557
Deb Pippen (NATO) – 0407 432 390

NOTE: All MPs and Senators are welcome to join us in the courtyard to show their support for national action on housing affordability.