National Shelter has submitted their budget submission to the Federal Treasurer calling for investment in new social housing via SHARP, an Affordable Rental Incentive.
Two Western Australian Labor MP’s have signed the pledge to support more social housing to create jobs and help end homelessness.
Skyrocketing rents, a tightening of the rental market and widespread job losses has increased the urgent need for more social housing in Western Australia.
National Shelter’s meetings with Ministerial Advisors have brought a new level of collaboration between housing and homelessness peaks over the COVID period.
New modelling released today by National Shelter in partnership with the Community Housing Industry Association demonstrates how investment in a four-year social housing program will complement the McGowan housing investment package.
The Social Housing Acceleration and Renovation Program (SHARP) aims to build 30,000 social housing units over a four-year period, plus accelerate the maintenance and renovation ofexisting social housing stock.
National housing and homelessness leaders have called for an immediate employment-boosting investment to expand Australia’s social housing by 30,000 homes as the country experiences a wave of job losses due to COVID-19.