NCOSS has joined with the Community Housing Industry Association NSW (CHIA NSW), NSW Aboriginal Community Housing Industry Association (ACHIA NSW) and Homelessness NSW to call on the NSW Government to fund a significant and immediate housing recovery package to address both the short and long-term impact of floods across NSW. This should include:
- Establishing immediate temporary housing options for people on low incomes
- Prioritising the rebuilding of existing social housing affected by the floods
- Investing in additional social and affordable housing to address the critical shortage of housing in the flood impacted areas
- Making recovery grants immediately available to local community housing, Aboriginal and homelessness services to assist people made homeless as a result of the floods.