Councils demand action on housing crisis

Sydney, Australia - November 13, 2015: Beggar / homeless on the streets of Sydney. Sitting down on sidewalk. With one dog. Under umbrella.

The Lord Mayors of Australia’s two biggest cities have launched a call for action on the nation’s homelessness and housing affordability crisis, demanding targeted funding and systemic change.

The Mayors of Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne last week met to call on the PM and Leader of the Opposition to introduce a raft of changes to improve housing affordability just days after an Anglicare report warned that most Australians on welfare cannot afford to live in Australia’s capital cities.

Meeting in Sydney last week, the city leaders called out inaction on homelessness and housing affordability, warning that the most vulnerable are slipping through the cracks.

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Source: Government News

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