In line with the company’s strategic pillar of Creating Awareness and providing strategic leadership on affordable housing issues, Access Housing has unveiled its Advocacy Priorities.
Access Housing firmly believes that housing provides the foundations from which people can build successful lives and participate in the economy. Affordable housing is essential infrastructure – it is a building block for stable, healthy communities and economic prosperity.
Australia is experiencing an unprecedented housing affordability crisis which impacts social cohesion and economic prosperity. Whilst housing affordability is influenced by many factors, including a substantial shortfall in social and affordable housing supply, government can directly address several elements.
Whilst Access Housing advocates strongly for measures to greatly increase new housing supply, it also funds and manages programs to assist social housing tenants to transition out of social housing into private rental and home ownership options through brokering employment, training and education opportunities and working with tenants around financial resilience and management. Breaking welfare dependency is a key focus for Access Housing.
Access Housing’s Advocacy Priorities centre around reforms required to create a sustainable, affordable housing system and drive new supply: