• Greg Cornwell | Riotact
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Canberra’s homeless should get priority housing

Tackling homelessness first: Why Canberra’s homeless should get priority on public housing wait lists

Our 2017 Winter’s Tale again has featured generous CEO’s braving a one night stand sleeping rough to raise funds for Canberra’s estimated 1785 homeless people.

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  • Cameron Parsell | The Conversation
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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
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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
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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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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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