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Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Housing and Homelessness 

Shadow Minister for Regional Services, Territories and Local Government

 

Housing Australia Future Fund support through the roof

There are not many policies that get the support of almost everyone, but Labor’s Housing Australia Future Fund has quickly become one of them.    
 
In the last three days, Labor’s Housing Australia Future Fubd has been applauded and welcomed by everyone from the Property Council and Master Builders Australia to St Vincent De Paul and Homelessness Australia.  
 
Here are some of the endorsements of Labor’s Housing Australia Future Fund; 
 

“Last year when the country was in the grip of the pandemic and the economy was locked down, Master Builders in conjunction with the CFMEU, called for a $10 billion social housing stimulus fund… The Opposition Leader and the Shadow Minister for Housing and Homelessness have listened. We applaud the Opposition’s $10 billion social and affordable housing fund,”   
Denita Wawn, CEO - Master Builders Australia  

 
“The $10 Billion Housing Australia Future Fund is a landmark proposal to create 30,000 new CHP delivered social and affordable homes that promises to safeguard the futures of tens of thousands of Australians”  
Nicholas Proud, CEO - Powerhousing Australia  
  

“Given that family violence is the leading cause of homelessness, it is reassuring to see that four thousand of the 20,000 dwellings will be allocated to older women and families fleeing domestic violence and that $100 million has been set aside for crisis and transitional housing”.  
Claire Victory, National President - St Vincent de Paul Australia  
  

“Investment at this scale will be the largest ongoing investment we’ve seen and make a massive dent in social housing budget.”   
Adrian Pisarski, CEO - National Shelter  
  

“Housing affordability is a dire issue for Australia and the Housing Australia Future Fund is an innovative approach to house less fortunate Australians. We need greater supply across the entire housing spectrum, and this investment would certainly be welcome by the industry.”  
Ken Morrison, CEO – Property Council Australia  

  
“We’re pleased this policy recognises the important role the Federal Government plays in supporting growth in social housing. Up until 1996 the Federal Government supported the states and territories to build around 10,000 homes every year.”  
Jenny Smith, Chair - Homelessness Australia  
  

“It is noteworthy that federal Labor recognises the important role for the commonwealth in social and affordable housing. The states simply cannot solve the rising problem of housing stress and homelessness without the commonwealth’s financial firepower.” “(Labor’s) commitment to devote one-fifth of these homes to women and children escaping violence also deserves recognition.”  
Kate Colvin, Spokesperson – Everybody’s Home  

  
“ACOSS welcomes the $10 billion fund for 20,000 social and 10,000 affordable homes housing policy announced by Federal Labor tonight, as a promising start to addressing homelessness in Australia.”  
Cassandra Goldie, CEO – Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS)  
  

“The Federal Opposition’s promise to create a $10 billion Housing Australia Future Fund is an important step in continuing to bolster social and affordable housing as part of the diversity of options needed.”  
Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA)  

  
“The Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA) welcomes the announcement by Opposition leader Anthony Albanese that a Labor government would set up an Australian Housing Future Fund, to build social and affordable housing.”  
Wendy Hayhurst, CEO - CHIA   
  
The only ones are opposed to Labor’s Housing Australia Future Fund are the Liberal Party and the National Party.  
 
After eight long years in government, housing affordability has only got worse under them.  
 
It is harder to buy a home than ever before, it is harder to rent than ever before, and there are more homeless Australians than ever before.  
 
The only way to fix this is to elect an Albanese Labor Government.  
  
MONDAY 17 MAY 2021 
  
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