HAAG sent this letter to Victorian Ministers for Consumer Affairs, Housing and Planning, asking them to reinstate the state’s emergency COVID renting laws, and in particular the eviction moratorium, as an urgent measure to avoid exposing older Victorians to a risk of eviction and homelessness during the pandemic.
New South Wales government handed down the State budget today. It was encouraging to see the additional investment to address rough sleeping in NSW with $57 million for Together Home program. However, it was disappointing to see the lack of investment on housing support for older people.
We are encouraged by the $2.9 billion investment to fast-track housing delivery by the Queensland government in yesterday’s state budget. This includes $1 billion set aside for Housing Investment Fund, a long-term fund that will drive new supply to support current and future housing need.
We are currently doing a mix of working from home and face-to-face work. We are an “essential service” however the Ross House building is still closed to the public, and we have adjusted our service according to changing government guidelines. See this post for more details.