Skip to content
Federal Budget, Property Real Estate

Report underscores desperate need for more social housing

Everybody's Home < 1 mins read

Everybody’s Home is urging the federal government to boost social housing in its upcoming Budget, as a new report paints a dire picture of rental affordability across the country. 


Anglicare’s Rental Affordability Snapshot lays bare a harsh reality: affordable rentals are almost non-existent for those on income support, and scarce for full-time minimum wage earners. 


The report also shows increases to rental supply in parts of the country hasn’t made renting more affordable.  


Everybody’s Home spokesperson Jennifer Kirkaldy said more social housing is key to easing the housing crisis.


“Every year the Rental Affordability Snapshot serves as a sobering reminder: the housing crisis deepens the longer that the government fails to act,” Ms Kirkaldy said.


“Every year, we’re seeing more people priced out of renting and being pushed into housing stress and homelessness. Even in regions where rental supply has gone up, housing isn’t becoming more affordable. 


“The private market alone will not solve the housing crisis. Instead, we need a boost in social housing - homes that are set up to make renting affordable.


“The next Budget is an opportunity to shift the dial. Australia needs 50,000 social housing properties every year over the next decade. The government must also reform investor tax arrangements which are pushing up the cost of housing.


“The research is clear: Australians cannot afford housing, and Australia cannot afford for this housing crisis to get any worse.”


Media contact: Sofie Wainwright 0403 920 301

More from this category

  • Political, Property Real Estate
  • 17/05/2024
  • 13:34
Everybody's Home

MEDIA ALERT: People’s Commission into the Housing Crisis

***MEDIA ALERT*** ###PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY### People’s Commission into the Housing Crisis Australia’s first People’s Commission into the Housing Crisis, convened by Everybody’s Home, will begin next week. Community members and frontline workers will give evidence at the public hearings. WHO: Co-commissioners Doug Cameron (former Labor Senator for NSW) and Prof Nicole Gurran (University of Sydney housing expert), as well as members of the public sharing their stories of housing stress and instability. WHEN: Thursday 23 May (from 10am) and Friday 24 May (from 9.30am). A media call will be held on Thursday at 11.30am. WHERE: Sydney Policy Lab, RD Watt…

  • Government VIC, Property Real Estate
  • 17/05/2024
  • 10:55
Housing for the Aged Action Group

‘Pray the gay away if you want the place’: new survey shows how older LGBTQIA+ people experience discrimination searching for housing

Melbourne, May 17: An older LGTBQIA+ person was told by a real estate agent to ‘pray the gay away’ if they wanted to find a rental, according to a new survey from Housing for the Aged Action Group. The survey, which gathered responses from 296 LGTBQIA+ people aged 40 and above, found over a third of respondents had felt discriminated against when trying to find housing. “I had one real estate agent tell me I could ‘pray the gay away’ if I wanted the place,” one respondent explained. “Lots of difficulty getting housing as lesbian mums with kids, even when…

  • Property Real Estate
  • 17/05/2024
  • 00:00

Bernborough Ascot community redefines retirement living

The arrival of the much-anticipated second building in Keyton’s Bernborough Ascot retirement community in Brisbane is well and truly underway and has topped out…

  • Contains:

Media Outreach made fast, easy, simple.

Feature your press release on Medianet's News Hub every time you distribute with Medianet. Pay per release or save with a subscription.