Housing stress report reinforces need for ongoing action
National housing campaign Everybody’s Home says a landmark analysis of Australia’s unmet housing need reinforces the importance of ongoing investments to tackle the crisis.
The Community Housing Industry Association and UNSW City Futures Research Centre has today released a national snapshot of the country’s housing need.
The analysis reveals 640,000 Australian households are in housing stress, with the figure projected to rise to almost one million by 2041 without ongoing funding for social and affordable housing.
Everybody’s Home national spokesperson Maiy Azize says Australia can turn this reality around.
“This report is a stark warning and sobering reminder of the challenges that real people will continue to face in their quest to live safely and affordably in Australia.
“If we want to fix the housing crisis and pull people out of housing stress, we need a steady supply of social and affordable housing for generations to come. The shortfall is massive and there is no time to waste.
“Australia can meet the housing needs of today and in decades’ time – we just need the money and will.”