$4.6 billion to housing and homeless over 3 years

THE Mansfield Courier has been reporting on the homelessness problem in our community over the last month, and specifically about the severe problem of housing affordability and the lack of public housing.

But according to a recent report, the problem appears to be widespread around the country.

The 2016 Council of Australian Governments’ Report on Performance found that from 2009 to 2016, growth in social housing stock has stagnated and the numbers on waiting lists have increased.

It also confirmed that three out of four quality benchmarks previously agreed on had not, or were unlikely, to be met, despite the government providing the states with over $9 billion since 2009.

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