Addressing Disadvantage Through Affordable Social Housing

Addressing Disadvantage through social housing demonstrates the strong commitment to address the underlying causes of disadvantage within the G21 region.

This paper has been developed by the G21 Affordable Housing Working Group and canvasses two regional 'perspectives' as part of the national debates. These regional perspectives include:

  • The role of Local Government in the support and facilitation of affordable housing 
  • The case for change - G21 is committed to advocating for a realistic approach to supporting initiatives to develop new affordable housing projects.

Project Parters:

  • Baptcare
  • St Laurence Housing Limited
  • Haven Home Safe
  • Sirovilla
  • Northern Geelong Rental Housing Co-operative
  • CEHL - Common Equity Housing Ltd.
  • Wintringham
  • Karingal
  • Five local councils within the G21 region

Project Update (July 2016): 

This paper was launched by the Hon Minister Martin Foley at the Disability Housing Forum on 11 May 2016. The Taskforce will re-convened following the Federal election.

For more information please contact hwb@G21.com.au

Project News

The aim of the Rental Affordability Snapshot (RAS) is to calculate the proportion of advertised rental properties that are both affordable and appropriate for different household types on the minimum wage, or on a Commonwealth income support payment or pension. 

Project Events

Saturday, 5 August 2017 (All day)

This year, the City of Greater Geelong are Walking Home on the August 5th 2017 as part of Homelessness Week.
 

Wednesday, 6 September 2017 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

The South West Homelessness Practitioner forum will provide an opportunity to bring together the Community Housing and Homelessness Services from across the G21 region to discuss program delivery, opportunities and resourcing concerns with a focus on the implementation and use of the Victorian  Housing Register.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017 (All day) to Friday, 1 December 2017 (All day)

The 10th National Housing Conference is the largest social and affordable housing event in Australasia.

Related Resources

This collaborative effort explores issues of disadvantage, affordability and access to safe, secure housing for those in the community living on low income.

A partnership between the five municipalities in the G21 region and providers of social housing have collaborated to explore issues of disadvantage, questions of affordability and access to safe, secure housing for those in the community living on a low income.

This Issues Paper (released...