A request for additional funding for the Northern Territory
National Shelter has responded to the Treasurer’s call for pre-budget submissions with a submission based on their policy platform, and the need for a new affordable housing ‘booster’ – a concept developed by the Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA) which would create an affordable rental pipeline into the future if accepted by government.
National Shelter continues to call on the government to provide a growth fund for public and community housing, increases to Commonwealth Rent Assistance, tax reforms and other measures.
A focus on the Northern Territory
This year they have also asked for additional funding for the Northern Territory to enable it to respond to the extraordinary levels of homelessness experienced in the NT. The submission will be available on the Treasury website once the deadline has expired.
Shelter WA is currently working on a state based submission which will be completed later this year.