Churches Housing wishes all our members and associates a very happy new year. As we await to see what 2014 will bring us, we are seeking to make submissions to both the current enquiries into housing, state and federal. Frustratingly there appears to be no policy direction at either level of government at the same time as both home prices and rents are escalating at alarming rates. Our most vulnerable and low income groups are of course the hardest hit, particularly those in private rental. Government policy intervention and incentives for the building of affordable housing are required. Churches Housing would like to engage our members in making these submissions and would love to hear from you. You may Click here for a link to the terms of reference for the State Legislative Council inquiry or here for the Federal Senate inquiry. Churches Housing will be running a Roundtable discussion to gain feedback and to generate ideas and support for our submission, so please consider joining us if you would like your voice (or that of your organisation, denomination or church) to be heard.