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Federal Government must not let us down – ACOSS and National Shelter release 6 point National Housing Affordability Plan

April 29, 2017

Federal Government must not let us down – ACOSS and National Shelter release 6 point National Housing Affordability Plan

ACOSS (April 2017). With Federal budget speculation growing, ACOSS and National Shelter today urged the Federal Government not to shirk its lead responsibility to address the housing affordability crisis affecting millions across the country and increasing financial risk to the national economy.

‘The Federal Government must grasp the housing affordability crisis with both hands and put in place the right policies for the future.” said Dr Cassandra Goldie, ACOSS CEO.

Recent speculation of a Government retreat, and various proposals that lack broad support – including widely criticised ideas such as using super to fund housing deposits – suggest some within the Government view this task as beyond them. It is not. There is broad expert consensus about what needs to done.

Releasing today its 6 point “Housing Australia’s People: A Serious Plan’”, ACOSS and National Shelter set out a comprehensive package of reforms that would deliver growth in social and affordability housing for people on low and modest incomes and take the heat out of the open housing market for all.