It’s time to act on Australia’s affordable housing crisis

It’s time to act on Australia’s affordable housing crisis

Tonight 105,000 Australians won't have a place to call home. That’s one in every 200 people. And while the numbers are rapidly rising, we are seeing no long term committment from our leaders to tackle the issue. 

It’s a heart-breaking reality, and one that’s unacceptable in a wealthy nation like ours.

This crisis is threatening to explode too, with over 650,000 low-income families living in rental stress. For these people, minor changes in their circumstances – a $10 per week rental increase, or an injury that stops them from working – could force them into homelessness ...

Tonight 105,000 Australians won't have a place to call home. That’s one in every 200 people. And while the numbers are rapidly rising, we are seeing no long term committment from our leaders to tackle the issue. 

It’s a heart-breaking reality, and one that’s unacceptable in a wealthy nation like ours.

This crisis is threatening to explode too, with over 650,000 low-income families living in rental stress. For these people, minor changes in their circumstances – a $10 per week rental increase, or an injury that stops them from working – could force them into homelessness.

And yet, while our governments talk about the need to address housing affordability so young Australians can buy their own homes, not enough is being done to help the growing number of Australians who are struggling to pay the rent and for whom home ownership will never be an option.

We must have further government investment to increase the pipeline of affordable and social housing.

Commitment to a national target of 200,000 new social and affordable housing properties by 2025 is essential.

If you believe all Australians deserve a safe and secure place to call home, sign your name to demand action from our leaders for greater investment into social and affordable housing.

 

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Will you join us in calling on our leaders to help halve homelessness by 2025?

Dear Federal and State Ministers ,

I am writing to ensure that a plan is developed to commit to a national target of 200,000 new social and affordable housing properties by 2025.

Without a long term plan, thousands of Australian families will continue to struggle to find safe and affordable housing for themselves and their children.

Mission Australia is working to half homelessness by 2025. For that to happen, we need action on further investment in social and affordable housing and homeless services.