The Ache for Home paper was prepared by the National Social Justice Commitee of the St Vincent de Paul Society, Australia, with the assistance of the research staff of the National Council office of the Society.

The paper was officially launched at the Australian Parliament House Senate Gardens on March 2 by Society CEO, Dr John Falzon and chair of the Social Justice Committee Frank Brassil.

The St Vincent de Paul Society is urging bipartisan support for a national plan that would put in place a $10 billion social and affordable housing fund to address the chronic housing and homelessness issues that Australia continues to face.

The Society’s key recommendations to the Federal Government are:

  1. The establishment of a $10 billion Social and Affordable Housing Fund.
  2. The preparation of a National Housing Plan.
  3. The recognition of the human right to housing.
  4. The setting of new targets to halve homelessness and halve the housing shortfall by 2025. 

Download a copy of The Ache for Home paper below.