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:
- The establishment of a $10 billion Social and Affordable Housing Fund.
- The preparation of a National Housing Plan.
- The recognition of the human right to housing.
- 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.