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.
HAAG has been advocating for universal housing design principles to be included in building standards for many years. On 30 April, we were excited to learn that the building ministers listened, and made the landmark decision to improve housing accessibility for decades to come.
HAAG released a report today comparing the experiences of tenants who live in public housing with those who live in community housing, finding that there are significant differences for tenants in exercising their rights. The report compares the regulatory frameworks of housing owned and managed by the State Government, with housing managed by not-for-profit community housing providers.
At Risk: Older Women facing Homelessness in Australia - launching two reports detailing the burning issue of 405,000 older women at risk homelessness and the challenges many of them face living in the private rental sector. Watch the presentations from the event here