A great position paper released today from the Property Council and the Qld Council of Social Service on Housing Affordability - with 13 recommendations to Government on how to tackle the issue across the full spectrum of housing needs.
The Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) and the Property Council of Australia have today released a joint position paper, aimed at placing housing affordability firmly on the agenda of the incoming Government. To put downward pressure on housing stress, the organisations are challenging the parties to sign up to deliver 38,000 new affordable dwellings, and 15,000 new social housing dwellings over the next decade throughout Queensland. Mark Henley, Chief Executive Officer of QCOSS, says that while national media attention has emphasised Sydney and Melbourne's affordability issues, Queensland has some of the worst affordability statistics in the nation. “Our research shows that 47.6% of Queensland’s low-income households are experiencing housings stress, the highest proportion of any jurisdiction,” Mr Henley said.