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There are 105,000 people homeless in Australia today, and 7000 of them sleeping on the streets tonight. We can transform our cities and provide a home for everyone.
Nothing is more important than having a place to call home. It is a basic necessity that more and more of us are struggling to achieve or maintain. As the cost of housing has soared well beyond income or inflation, many people are struggling to keep up.
The prospect of ever buying a home is becoming out of reach for many of us. Ten per cent of Australians - 850,000 households - are paying more than they can afford on either rent or a mortgage. On any given night 105,000 Australians are homeless – up 17% since 2006.
Since the 2010 Election neither of the major parties has announced new policy commitments that address housing affordability or reduce homelessness. Tony Abbott has rejected the goals of the White Paper to halve homelessness by 2020.
The Greens do care about people struggling under the mounting pressure of housing costs and we have developed a comprehensive plan to ease that pressure. It’s why we’ve released a costed roadmap to fund the construction of over 200,000 new affordable homes over the next decade.
Our National Housing Roadmap is a comprehensive and costed plan to address Australia’s Housing Crisis:
Help us put housing affordability on the election agenda.
I too was homeless. I found myself sleeping in my car for three months with my cat so it brought the plight of these poor folks home to me in a very personal way.” Patti (via email)
If it were not for the generosity of my friends me and my daughter would be on the streets. I have had to face that I shall probably never own my own home as it is simply out of my reach. Housing prices in Australia are crazy... Rents are even more challenging...” Julie, via email.