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Latest news: Public housing

Five new public homes in Canberra’s Inner North

Five new energy efficient and accessible public homes have been built in the ACT's Inner North, replacing two outdated dwellings.

CFMEU accuses ACT Government of neglecting public housing

The CFMEU ACT branch has called for the ACT Government to in-source public housing maintenance and guarantee acceptable living conditions.

More investment needed in affordable housing: rental inquiry

Investment in public and affordable housing must continue and the federal government should take the lead on bolstering renters' rights, a parliamentary committee says.

New ‘accessible and sustainable’ public housing in Calwell

The ACT Government has built a new public housing development in Calwell with 30 dwellings: 22 two-bedroom homes and eight three-bedroom homes. All have seven-star energy ratings, and are designed to be used by people with disabilities.

Barr tries to soften backlash from Gallagher’s housing debt ‘backflip’

Senator Katy Gallagher changed her tune on waiving the ACT's historic housing debt and Liberals Mark Parton motioned party leaders to condemn her "backflip".

Common Ground Dickson opens, Berry pleads for acceptance

Dickson has welcomed the suburb's newest residents today at the opening of the latest Common Ground social and affordable housing development, as ACT Minister for Housing Yvette Berry urged Canberrans to support public housing in their communities.

Funding off the rails? Liberals say public housing financed light rail

The Canberra Liberals claim the sale of public housing assets went towards funding the light rail, rather than much-needed public housing, but the ACT Government insist the opposition ‘mischaracterised and conflated’ the financing of the renewal program.

ACTCOSS and ACT Government clash over public housing hearings

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has called on the ACT Government to explain why public housing tenants, many of whom have been in their homes for decades, were given a 48-hour deadline to prepare for a formal hearing to argue why they should not be forcibly relocated.

Minister Berry refutes ACTCOSS’ public housing relocation claims

Despite significant backlash on the Growing and Renewing Public Housing Program, including the policy being called “callous and cruel”, the ACT Government say they did not agree to review the implementation of the policy, contrary to statements from ACTCOSS this morning, 4 April.

ACTCOSS: ACT public housing policy ‘heartless and cruel’

ACTCOSS have condemned the ACT Government’s Growing and Renewing Public Housing Program, calling it “heartless and cruel”.

New ‘safe and secure’ housing project for Indigenous elders

'Ningulangu’ is now officially open and ready to house Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander elders, providing safe and secure housing.

Community sector backs Parton’s motion to fix ACT housing crisis

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) and ACT Shelter have today welcomed a motion by Shadow Minister for Housing, Mark Parton MLA, calling for an urgent review of the ACT Government’s Housing Strategy and for more support to enable Community Housing Providers to deliver additional social housing.

Record $100 million for ACT public housing, but ‘long overdue’

The ACT Government has budgeted $100 million for more and better affordable and public housing for low-income Canberrans.

ACTCOSS demands better support for Condamine Court residents

The ACT Council of Social Service has called on the ACT Government to urgently provide support for residents of Condamine Court public housing complex in Turner, which has been locked down as a close contact site.