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Tag: Social housing

Public housing shortage an ‘absolute disgrace’, Canberra Liberals say

The Canberra Liberals say it is “an absolute disgrace” that thousands of people were waiting years for housing, while more than 400 properties were empty.

Longer waiting lists for ACT public housing this year

Waiting lists for public housing in the ACT could increase this year due to the economic impacts of COVID-19, Minister Vassarotti said..

Betty holds the keys to one of 20 new public housing units in Dickson

Residents of a new 20-unit public housing development near the Dickson shops began moving in this week.

Liberals’ suggestions for easing housing stress knocked back

Liberals MLA Mark Parton proposed measures last week to ease housing stress in Canberra, the most expensive Australian city to rent in.

Canberra Liberals suggest solutions for ACT housing crisis

The Canberra Liberals have a proposal to solve Canberra's rental shortfall - including releasing land, extending leases, and tax exemptions.

Plea for new government to prioritise social justice

Despite the unknown final makeup of the tenth ACT Legislative Assembly, not for profit ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has urged Labor and the Greens to prioritise social justice policies in...

Dire rental snapshot prompts calls to raise welfare rates

Anglicare's mid-year Rental Affordability Snapshot update painted a grim picture of housing affordability nationally.

Havelock regains caretaker’s unit to house someone in need

Havelock Housing Association will soon be able to offer an extra self-contained unit to the Canberra community, thanks to Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) ACT.

‘Homes for Homes’ aims to solve homelessness

A growing number of homeowners in the ACT have donated a percentage of their property sales to help solve the problem of social and affordable housing.

Grants for tenants to connect with community

The ACT Government has announced the latest round of grants to enable social housing tenants to connect with their community. Due to COVID-19, the grants program has been expanded to include digital...

Greens call for more money in ACT social housing

Calls are being made for the ACT to follow suit, after the NSW Government committed $36 million towards permanent social housing for rough sleepers.
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