Housing Canberra Affordably: ACT Election 2020 Assembly Leaders' Forum
The Community Housing Industry Association and ACT Shelter invite you to attend an ACT 2020 Election online forum on Housing Canberra Affordably - an investment in people, productivity and public health.
Housing Canberra Affordably - an investment in people, productivity and public health
with ACT Legislative Assembly Leaders Andrew Barr MLA (tbc), Alistair Coe MLA (tbc) and Shane attenbury, MLA (confirmed)
Tuesday 18 August, 3:00pm – 4:30pm
By cob Monday 17 August
Please note that this is an online event which will be recorded. Please register your interest for this event through EventBrite and you will be provided the link via email closer to the date.
Please register your interest here: https://housing-canberra-affordably-act-election-forum.eventbrite.com.au
About the event
The arrival of COVID19 has highlighted what affordable housing advocates have long understood.
Public expenditure to create new supply of affordable and social housing is an investment in economic infrastructure delivering a social return.
Many in Canberra were in housing stress before this crisis, and there will be many more in need as it unfolds. A key pressure point is our private rental market. In October, when the moratorium on evictions ends, what will the future hold for Canberrans working fewer or no hours at all?
Insecure work plus insecure housing equals an insecure future for too many Canberrans.
This election, Canberrans with no housing options in our high-cost, low vacancy rental market – where a small flat costs half the minimum wage and an accessible, livable and visitable home for a person with a disability is almost non-existent.
The Community Housing Industry is ready to respond. CHIA (ACT Region) members have identified four priorities for action next Assembly term.
On 18 August, local providers of social and affordable housing will seek commitments to incentives and investment.
ACT Shelter adopts of a whole of housing system strategic advice and systemic advocacy.
With established networks and relationships with local, national and international experts, we know what the evidence says. Direct investment in social and affordable housing is an investment in people, productivity and public health.
We invite you to join our facilitated discussion on what needs to be done to ensure growth, renewal and viability of affordable and social housing over the life of the next Assembly term and ensure the Territory is best placed to meet the housing needs and aspirations of all Canberrans.