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Media alert: New youth housing plan to be launched by cross-party MPs

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Media alert - 9.30am 15 November 2023

What: Launch of National Youth Housing Framework
When: 9.30am Wednesday 15 November 2023
Where: Senate Committee Room 2S3

Speakers:
Josh Burns, David Pocock, Kate Colvin (Homelessness Australia), Wendy Hayhurst (Community Housing Industry Association), Vicki Sutton (Melbourne City Mission), Tyler & Honey - Young people who have experienced homelessness

A new National Youth Housing Framework is being launched this morning at Parliament House by a national group of peak bodies and frontline services.

The launch is being hosted by the bi-partisan Parliamentary Friends of Housing Group and attended by a range of Government, Opposition and crossbench MPs.

The National Youth Housing Framework sets out three critical reforms:

  1. Develop and maintain 15,000 dedicated youth tenancies for 15-24 year-olds across Australia
  2. Provide linked support so young people can be safe, pursue their goals and transition to independence
  3. Address the rental gap to ensure viability for housing providers offering tenancies to young people

This work follows digs deeper into Australia's housing crisis for 15-24 year-old young people, reinforcing recent data releases showing decreasing rental affordability across the country. This group represents the hardest hit segment of the community.

 

 


Contact details:

Daniel Scoullar, 0402 596 297, daniel@socialchangeprojects.com.au

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