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  • Government acts on housing affordability for low income earners

    The Australian Government is seeking ways to make more community housing available to those finding it increasingly difficult to rent affordable homes.

    ABC News' political reporter, Stephanie Anderson, writes:

    Low income earners struggling with rent could soon get a helping hand from the Commonwealth as it works towards a government bank to fund community housing.

    The Government is flagging action on affordable housing amid an ongoing political battle over the issue.

    It is establishing a taskforce to design a government lender that would provide cheap loans to community housing organisations...

  • UPDATE: Whittlesea pilot program is the key to a home

    On 24 February 2017, the first meeting of the Hope Street in Whittlesea's Advisory Committee was held at the Office of Lily D'Ambrosio MP, in partnership with a broad range of organisations. The advisory group provides guidance in supporting young people in our Hope to Home in Whittlesea pilot program.

    Late last year Hope Street welcomed the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation's commitment to our new pilot program. As one of their 2016 Innovation Grant Recipients, Hope Street is able to support young people and young families as they transition into a place they can call home that is affordable, sustainable and long-term. The Foundation has a strong focus on being part of a community wide response to addressing homelessness through their support of innovative early intervention projects and affordable housing initiatives.

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