ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

2016 ACT Election Statement - Homelessness and Housing Affordability

Publication date: 
October 2016

In their joint 2016 election statement on homelessness and affordable housing, ACTCOSS and ACT Shelter ask the government to invest in affordable housing as core infrastructure necessary to the social and economic sustainability of our city and ensure services working with people who are homeless have adequate funds to be effective.

Housing in Canberra is not affordable for households in the bottom two income quintiles and this is driving financial insecurity and homelessness. We ask that the government recognise it has an essential role to intervene to address housing market gaps for people with household incomes of less than $90,000 a year before tax.