The lack of affordable rental properties and affordable home ownership is causing significant social and economic impacts in Australia’s cities and regions.
Homelessness and housing stress can profoundly affect the mental and physical health of individuals and families, as well as impact on their education and employment opportunities and their ability to participate fully in the community.
Support local government’s current work in addressing affordable housing and homelessness issues by:
Councils across Australia have banded together to support ALGA’s call for ‘1% + Partnership Programs’. This calls for the next Federal Government to restore core local government funding of Financial Assistance Grants to at least 1% of Commonwealth taxation revenue and add funding for partnership programs where agreed.