The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the struggles of housing affordability for too many Australians.
This report has an overarching objective – to revive the simple Australian idea that everyone should have access to affordable and safe housing. The report aims to provide some answers to four important questions:
- How will we make home ownership attainable for more Australians?
- How will we make residential rental more secure and affordable?
- How will we generate quality social housing in sufficient numbers to meet the demand of our most disadvantaged Australians?
- How will we produce a sufficient supply of crisis accommodation for Australians in urgent need?
Overall, the report argues that the Australian government must lay down a comprehensive, creative and ambitious vision for housing which fundamentally changes the game across the sector’s four critical areas – for buyers, renters, those in need, and our most disadvantaged.