Churches Housing has been very busy advocating for the many vulnerable people in our communities during this pandemic.
Housing is and has always been the single biggest cost in a household and disproportionately so when income is reduced.
This is a particularly difficult time, but especially so for the many casual and migrant workers who have missed out on any support and the many business which have decided to try and keep vulnerable people on without Job Keeper to assist.
Today I wrote to Federal Treasurer Frydenberg calling for more assistance for them.
Please join us in continuing to speak out – don’t assume that our politicians are hearing the voice of compassion.
I have also written to the Inner West Council.
The Churches of Christ has a beautiful plan to turn an old and unused church site into affordable housing, partnering with award-winning architects turned sustainable developers Nightingale Housing.
The Inner West Council, despite stating they wish to encourage greater development of much needed affordable housing, appears determined to block it any way possible.
This sort of model only works when someone is prepared to put up the land for affordable housing to be built up, such as a church.
Removing 65 per cent of the cost of development (when one removes the cost of land) makes the very difficult proposition of building affordable housing in Sydney actually possible.
Come on Inner West, you have talked the talk of affordable housing, now it is time to walk the talk and approve this without delay!