The community sector is calling for urgent action to address the State’s social housing shortage ahead of the upcoming election as new figures show tens of thousands of people across NSW are left waiting, sometimes for over ten years.
The tragic death of Luke Batty highlights the need to better coordinate support and responses to domestic and family violence to keep families and children safe says the Council of Social Service of NSW.
Findings today that NSW’s economy performance has returned to number one in the country means the state is in its best position in a decade to tackle its other number one position – the number of people living in poverty.
Infrastructure Partnerships Australia and the Council of Social Services of NSW (NCOSS) have joined forces today, calling for a dedicated social housing investment fund from the proceeds of the long-term lease of 49 per cent of the NSW electricity grid.
NSW has nearly nine hundred thousand people living in poverty – more than any other state – according to research that provides the most up-to-date picture of experiences of poverty in Australia.
A blueprint for action to address critical shortages in social and affordable housing has been outlined in a recent report from Select Committee on Social, Public and Affordable Housing according to the peak body for the community sector.
A proposal to introduce shared homeownership options will be launched today to provide a new alternative for those struggling to enter one of the most expensive housing markets in the world.
In a budget that sets out another record for infrastructure spending, bricks and mortar to house low income people again misses out according to the Council of Social Service of NSW.
Families on low incomes may be forced to forgo heating over winter after IPART confirmed an average 17.8 percent rise in gas prices according to the Council of Social Service of NSW (NCOSS).
A lack of certainty, including about funding, is a key problem affecting the community sector’s ability to deliver crucial services, new research has revealed.