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In Churches Housing’s pre-Budget submission, we invited the NSW Government to consider our proposal for 2021-22, A just housing recovery program.
This program aims to help people to keep their jobs in those parts of the NSW housing construction industry just starting to be ravaged by the impacts of the COVID pandemic.
Critically, it will also provide an ongoing legacy for families and other households who find themselves in desperate housing need.
We believe the solution can be linked to meeting another pressing problem – that of the NSW 50,000 social housing waiting list where most of its households languish for over 10 years waiting to be housed.
First, we are proposing a SAHF Phase 3, building on the past achievements of the previous funding rounds where the successful proponents usually contributed land that was then matched by a government subsidy stream linked to improved client outcomes
Second, Just housing involves urban renewal on parcels of existing social housing land that is rezoned and ripe for redevelopment. Proponents would commit to rehousing public housing tenants; and provide an increased amount of affordable and social housing.
Read the submission below…