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:
- Develop and maintain 15,000 dedicated youth tenancies for 15-24 year-olds across Australia
- Provide linked support so young people can be safe, pursue their goals and transition to independence
- 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.
Daniel Scoullar, 0402 596 297, email@example.com