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23rd January 2015     MULTIPLE FAMILIES LIVING TOGETHER BECAUSE THEY CAN'T AFFORD THE RENT
by The Age

Multiple families are cramming into single homes in Melbourne's suburbs because they cannot afford the rent by themselves.

This comes as a rising number of Victorian renters worry about losing their homes, in a real estate market where the median metropolitan rent has hit $365 a week.

In the past financial year, about 30,000 private renters asked the state's homelessness agencies for financial help to stay in their home – an annual increase of almost 30 per cent, the Council to Homeless Persons said.
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21st January 2015     CHP MEDIA RELEASE
by Council to Homeless Persons (CHP)

CHP Media release

High rents pushing more renters to brink of homelessness Wednesday 21 January http://chp.org.au/news-and-events/media-releases/21-january-high-rents-pushing-more-renters-to-brink-of-homelessness/ more

15th January 2015     REFORM OF FEDERATION ISSUES PAPER 2: ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES IN HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS
by Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

The Australian Government would like as many people as possible to think about how our federal system of government can be improved, particularly in relation to roles and responsibilities in housing and homelessness. To this end  Reform of Federation Issues paper 2: Roles and Responsibilities in Housing and Homelessness has been developed.

This paper is one of several issues papers that will inform the Green and White Papers on the Reform of the Federation. more

23rd December 2014     HOMELESSNESS AUSTRALIA AND OTHER PEAK BODIES DEFUNDED AFTER 30 JUNE 2015
by Western Homlessness Network Coordinator

News has just broken that our National Peak Bodies (Homelessness Australia, National Shelter, Community Housing Federation Australia and Financial Counselling Australia) have been advised this week that they will lose their funding from 30 June. 

The Electoral Office phone number for the new Minister for Social Services, Scott Morrison is 02) 9523 0339.

Sad news just before Christmas, significantly reducing our capacity to represent the voices of people who are homeless and/or experiencing family violence at the federal level. more

11th December 2014     AHURI REPORT: CHANGES IN THE SUPPLY OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN THE PRIVATE RENTAL SECTOR FOR LOWER INCOME HOUSEHOLDS, 2006–11
by AHURI

This is the first publication from a project that investigated the supply of, and demand for, private rental dwellings affordable to lower income households in 2011 and compared this with the situation in 2006. more

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