Monday 16 July 2018
In Parliament, I supported Member for Newtown Jenny Leong’s motion on the affordable housing crisis. Anglicare's research shows only 1 per cent of private rentals are affordable for people on low incomes across Sydney, and it is worse in the inner city. About 40,000 people are sleeping rough every night and 60,000 families are waiting for social housing.
We need strong affordable housing targets, a commitment to a Housing First policy to help homeless people get off the street and back on their feet as well as more social housing, especially in the inner city. My speech is HERE.
I hope that the upcoming SBS program ‘Filthy Rich and Homeless’ will help get community and government focus on addressing homelessness. Information HERE.