In response to my question in Parliament for new public and community housing for vulnerable people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Treasurer promised social and affordable housing investment in the upcoming state budget. His response acknowledged both the economic and social benefits of social housing construction. My question: > HERE.
Last week I proudly tabled a petition with over 10,000 signatures, handed to me from the NSW St Vincent de Paul President and CEO Jack de Groot calling for more investment in social housing. The matter will now be a topic for debate in the Legislative Assembly. See The Conversation article about expected increases in poverty and homelessness: > HERE.