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Submissions

Submissions

National Housing and Homelessness Plan Submission

October 2023

Australia has a persistent and serious national housing crisis. A national plan must be appropriately bold to achieve the radical structural reforms needed to coordinate and align all levels of government, departments, agencies and regulators contributing to housing policy and outcomes. 

FHA’s submission lays out a comprehensive strategic framework with actionable recommendations to strengthen governance, housing supply, support for homelessness services, and the role of planning in confronting the crisis.

FHA members are critical success partners with an established track record of caring for the whole person and building thriving communities and they stand ready to partner with governments. The Faith Housing sector possesses unique assets, from well-positioned land to chaplains and countless volunteers motivated to offer support that extends well beyond providing a roof.

Pre-Budget Submission

January 2024 - Treasury

Faith Housing Alliance’s pre-budget submission to Treasury reinforces the recommendations of our members to deliver a credible and well-resourced National Housing and Homelessness Plan. Measures call for continued investment to rapidly increase the supply of social and affordable rental housing and to provide cost-of-living relief to help people on low incomes and income support meet high housing costs.

Amendments to the Housing Australia Investment Mandate Direction Submission

November 2023 - Treasury

Feedback from Faith Housing Alliance members on the Housing Australia Investment Mandate amendments, including the Exposure Draft and Exposure Statement, to support Not-for-Profit Community Housing Provider growth and ensure the long-term value of investments to deliver community benefit.

NSW Pre-Budget 2023-24 Submission

August 2023 - NSW Treasury

Recommendations for housing policy support proposals to rapidly scale up housing supply, ensure extended tenant support and deliver an integrated planning pathway.

Improving NSW Rental Laws consultation paper – Submission

August 2023 – NSW Government Real Estate and Housing Policy Team

Input from Faith Housing Alliance members to proposed changes to support NSW’s most vulnerable renters, including removing no-grounds evictions, a new model for keeping pets, a portable rental bond scheme and protecting renters’ personal information.

Not Just A Roof: 2023 NSW State Election Platform

February 2023 - NSW Election

Citizens across NSW need transformative and courageous policy but also an immediate sufficient investment to rapidly increase the supply of social and affordable rental housing. This campaign was created to ensure that a call for housing justice – which is a human right – was before the candidates ahead of the NSW election.

Government Inquiries

Options to improve access to existing and alternate accomodation to address the social housing shortage

Legislative Assembly

Response to the Inquiry into Options to Improve Access to Existing & Alternate Accommodation to Address the Social Housing Shortage August 2022

Homelessness amongst older people aged 55 in New South Wales

Standing Committee on Social Issues

Access to safe and secure housing is a human right. Older people in New South Wales are increasingly finding themselves without a home, or at risk of becoming homeless.

Inquiry Into Homelessness Amongst Older People Aged Over 55 In NSW

St Vincent de Paul Society Submission 2022

Identity of factors that make it more challenging for older people to access and navigate age-appropriate services.

Inquiry Into Homelessness Amongst Older People Aged Over 55 In NSW

Salvation Army Submission 2022

Understanding the prevalence and drivers of homelessness for older people.

Inquiry Into Homelessness Amongst Older People Aged Over 55 In NSW

Wesley Mission Submission 2022

Identity of factors that make it more challenging for older people to access and navigate age-appropriate services.

Faith Housing Alliance is not a housing provider or a direct support service.

If you are seeking emergency accommodation, visit Link2Home.