In its Budget Submission to the State Government, CHIA Vic has called on the Andrews Government to take bold action to grow social and affordable housing.
The submission, which was presented to the government in December, calls on it to:
Borrow to support the large growth required in social and affordable housing as is the case for any other form of essential infrastructure
Make a commitment to increase the levels of social housing to the national average of 4.5 per cent of housing stock within 10 years – this would be 60,000 new community and public housing homes with at least 3,000 being designated for Aboriginal people
Refine funding models to enhance funding fairness for smaller and specialist community housing organisations and to support borrowings
Provide the land and system architecture to enable delivery at scale including:
- Access to government land
- Planning and procurement reforms
- Implementation of the community housing transition plan
- Separate housing policy & procurement from the Department of Health and Human Services.
You can download the submission here.