Accessible and affordable housing provides the necessary foundation from which people can actively meet their social, physical and emotional needs.
ACTCOSS has three keys asks in relation to housing and homelessness:
- That government continue to provide funding for accommodation and support services to enable them to meet demand
- That government address housing supply and increase accessible and affordable housing in the ACT
- Develop whole-of-government responsibility for homelessness which includes reporting requirements and minimum funding requirements for each ACT Directorate.
Contact for housing and homelessness policy:
- Homelessness: Geoff Buchanan, Senior Policy Officer (Research and Data)
- Housing: Craig Wallace, Policy Manager
- Homelessness Network
- ACT Shelter: Peak body providing strategic advice and advocacy on housing policy issues
Affordable Housing Strategy
ACTCOSS, ACT Shelter and our members have been united since 2013 in our advocacy on the need to grow supply of affordable housing in the ACT. Updates on the actions so far by the ACT Government to develop an Affordable Housing Strategy are linked below.
Towards a New ACT Housing Strategy (pdf) - July 2018: Presentation by ACT Government representatives to the Joint Community Government Reference Group (JCGRG).