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Community sector offers a solid platform for fair social housing

04 Jul 2017
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If one is really interested in providing more housing for people on low to moderate incomes, the community sector is the way to go – not public housing, argues Terry Burke.

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The Victorian government’s recently released housing strategy allows for the transfer of the state’s public housing stock to the community housing sector. In a recent Conversation article, Kate Shaw raises an important question – “Why should the state wriggle out of public housing?” – and condemns the transfer of public housing to private developers for redevelopment.

However, if one is really interested in providing more housing for people on low to moderate incomes, the community sector is the way to go – not public housing.

Read the full article on The Conversation.

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