Working together for housing justice

ACT Shelter is an independent peak community
organisation that provides strategic advice and
advocacy on housing policy issues that affect
people with no, or on low to moderate incomes

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  • Cameron Parsell | The Conversation

Supportive housing is cheaper than chronic homelessness

It costs the state government more to keep a person chronically homeless than it costs to provide permanent supportive housing to end homelessness, our recent research shows.

Over a 12-month period, people who were chronically homeless used state government funded services that cost approximately A$48,217 each. Over another 12-month period in which they were tenants of permanent supportive housing, the same people used state government services that cost approximately A$35,117.

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  • Chris Martin & Hal Pawson | The Conversation

Australia needs to reboot affordable housing

Australia needs to reboot affordable housing funding, not scrap it.

Federal government ministers have cast a cloud over funding for social housing and homelessness services, leading to speculation that the National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA) may not survive the 2017 budget.

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  • Bernard Salt | The Australian

Housing affordability crisis in Australia

Housing affordability crisis: social divide affects a generation. Men and women of Australia, we have a problem.

That problem is housing affordability and the exclusion that this issue delivers to part of the community in our biggest cities. You will recall my October column in The Weekend Australian Magazine parodying the middle-aged tut-tutting of the spending priorities of the millennial generation. 

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  • ABC News

Canberra rental market surge

Canberra rental market surge leaves students, young families struggling to find properties.

Canberra's rental market has shown the strongest growth of all capital cities according to new property data, but the surge has left some renters at a disadvantage. Rents in the ACT have sat relatively dormant for the past five years, but new research from CoreLogic RP Data suggests the market is becoming increasingly competitive.

Head of research Cameron Kusher said the ACT market was leading the nation in rental growth, followed closely by Tasmania.

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What we want to achieve in the long-term in a perfect world. ACT Shelter believes that housing is a human right. Our vision is that everyone’s home be recognised as the safe, secure, affordable, sustainable foundation to well-being.

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