Today the ACT Government announced their Housing Strategy that incorporates action on all the issues ACTCOSS and their members have been advocating for a long time.
For more information on the Housing Strategy, go to: https://www.act.gov.au/homes-housing
‘The strategy is truly a reflection of community voices, having been developed on the back of thousands of contributions from people across the Canberra community – housing experts, housing tenants, service practitioners and many more who generously gave their time. A special thanks goes to the Affordable Housing Consultative Group who represent a broad cross section of the housing sector and have provided extremely valuable input to government through the process.
The goals of the strategy reflect its broad ambition. The policy levers affecting housing span numerous portfolios and the action plan shows the many ways in which the government will act in coming years, in particular:
- $100 million in new investment to further grow and renew our public housing stock as well as provide new opportunities for growth in the community housing sector
- a renewed commitment to meet or exceed population growth in our land supply, with 15% of dwelling sites committed for public, community and affordable housing further reforms to the Residential Tenancies Act to strengthen the rights of renters
- seed funding for new innovations in housing management, design and ownership to make sure the ACT is at the forefront of ways to do better in these areas.’