Posts tagged "housing"

Rental reform is an opportunity for fairer, safer housing

25 September 2015  |  

Safe, secure and affordable housing is the bedrock of a good life. A home is the basis from which people build stability in their lives, and should provide the shelter, security, safety and privacy that people need to reach their potential. The private rental market is an essential component of the housing supply for low-income Victorians, with more than a third of low-income Victorians living in privately rented properties – more than in public or community housing.

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Youth homelessness funding welcome, but where are housing policies?

14 November 2014  |  

The Minister for Housing, The Hon. Wendy Lovell MLC, today announced that if re-elected, the Coalition government would provide an additional $6 million to Kids Under Cover for its programs to address youth homelessness. Kids Under Cover, a VCOSS member organisation, runs an integrated youth homelessness support organisation comprising their studio, scholarship and mentoring programs.

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Beware policies driven by developer profits

22 November 2010  |  

“Stamp duty cuts promised by Labor and the Coalition appear to be family friendly, but do little to address the fundamental problems driving lack of housing affordability,” says Cath Smith. “At current rates of house price inflation the savings to a family buying the median home from the more generous Coalition policy will be wiped out by inflation in less than six months (see figures below) – at a cost to the state budget of $0.75 billion.

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Accessible housing – Phew

4 November 2010  |  

Tomorrow’s papers may lambast the State Government for pushing up the cost of building new homes by regulating for new accessibility features – but in fact Henny Penny is wrong: the sky won’t fall down.

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