Statistics and stories about the number of families in our communities struggling to pay the rent, living in crowded or unsuitable accommodation, or without secure shelter, have become so commonplace they no longer shock us the way they should.

As a community, we have the resources needed to make sure everyone has a home. That more and more people are experiencing or at risk of homelessness is not inevitable; it is a political choice.

Help us convince whomever will lead our State over the next four-year term to make different political choices – choices that will deliver on the right to home. Our election statement outlines key actions the next NSW Government could take to create a housing system that works for everyone:

Ensure our housing system delivers on the right to home: Work towards 5000 new social housing homes per year 
Improve rental affordability 
Regulate for healthier homes 
Regulate for accessible homes 
Hold a housing summit  
Protect renters through fairer tenancy laws:  Ensure fair limits on rent increases 
Replace ‘no grounds’ evictions provisions 
Prohibit blanket no pets clauses  
Fund specialist services for people who are homelessness: Invest an additional $152 million per annum in specialist homelessness service delivery 

You can download the full Statement here.

You can endorse the Society’s Statement by adding your name. Doing so will mean we can better show decision-makers that people in their community want the next Government to confront the housing crisis, and support the solutions we have proposed.