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Latest news: Affordable housing

Innovative ‘bluefield housing’ concept tackles housing crisis

Co-locating homes on single suburban allotments to create smaller and more socially connected living options could help address the nation’s housing crisis, according to a University of South Australia researcher.

Frocks and fashion fundraiser for affordable housing in Karabar

Locals are invited to Karabar Housing’s Fashion Fundraiser hosted by Debbie Maree at Queanbeyan Uniting Church on 22 February.

Low income earners priced out of Canberra

People on low incomes and income support have been priced out of Canberra as prohibitive housing costs punish the city’s most vulnerable.

Housing bill back in spotlight when parliament returns

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is preparing to reintroduce Labor's signature $10 billion housing bill when parliament resumes next week.

ACT Government’s Budget aims to tackle rental crisis

Next week’s ACT Budget will include $345 million to fund build-to-rent properties; grow, renew, and repair public housing; and release land.

States and territories guaranteed 1200 affordable homes

The government will amend its housing fund to guarantee 1200 affordable and social homes to each state and territory following negotiations with the crossbench.

ACT to lose 93 affordable rentals in 2023

Latest figures from the Federal Government show the ACT will lose 93 NRAS properties this year, plunging the Territory deeper into rental stress.

REIA: ‘Obvious’ that private sector leads affordable housing

The AHURI's latest report investigates the private sector’s involvement in social and affordable housing – and the findings may not surprise.

Call to halve child poverty in Australia by 2030

With at least 9,000 children living in poverty in the ACT, the ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) is urging the Territory and Federal governments to raise income support to at least $70 per day and to halve child poverty by 2030.

Will ACT Budget housing package ease local housing crisis?

The ACT Government last week laid out the housing package in the upcoming ACT 2022-23 Budget and has committed to developing around 30,000 new dwellings across the next five years. But will it help to ease the ACT’s housing crisis?

NSW launches shared equity housing scheme

Frontline workers and singles over 50 will receive "a leg up" into the NSW property market, with the state government to introduce a shared equity housing scheme in this week's budget.

Community housing body demands safe, secure, affordable housing

The Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA) is calling for all parties to make crystal clear how they will deliver safe, secure and affordable housing for Australians who are priced out of the housing market, wondering how they can afford sky rocketing rents, or paying huge energy bills because their home is so poorly insulated.

To the editor: ACT government’s grab for money

The ACT government makes a fortune from its stamp duty tax on the sale of properties so must delight in the high prices being paid by families desperate to own their own home.

Griffith-Narrabundah residents upset with ACT Government on public housing

GNCA have taken issue with Housing ACT, claiming is not complying with the Territory Plan, which an ACT Government spokesperson denies.

Stemming the housing crisis requires 25,000 social dwellings

Chronic underinvestment in housing has seen national homelessness levels skyrocket, and the next Federal Budget needs 25,000 social dwellings.

ACT Legislative Assembly gets heated over housing

Mark Parton, has called on the ACT Government to urgently commit to review their public housing strategy to address the housing crisis.

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