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Believe Housing Australia stands ready to help deliver on the Federal Budget commitments to increase housing supply.

Stacey Northover, Executive General Manager of Believe Housing Australia, said that while there were many positives in last night’s budget, it doesn’t go far enough to address the housing crisis.

“There has been a decline in social housing stock for the last three decades.  Measures in the budget will help us to begin to turn this around, but it will be a long road,” she said.

“The $1.9 billion in concessional loans to Community Housing Providers (CHPs) to support the delivery of new social and affordable homes under the Housing Australia Future Fund (HAFF) and the National Housing Accord, along with other support for CHPs, is welcome news.

“Like many CHPs, Believe Housing Australia has many shovel-ready projects awaiting the release of the HAFF.”

Other positive measures in the budget include those designed to improve supply of housing to at-risk populations.

“The $1 billion increase in funding to better support crisis and transitional accommodation to women and children fleeing family and domestic violence, and for youth, is much needed and will help CHPs to deliver more housing for these groups,” said Stacey.

“The community need for housing is huge.  The budget doesn’t go close to solving the problem, but the measures within it are a positive step in the right direction.

“We will continue to work with governments of all levels to increase housing stock and ease the pressure on Australians struggling to afford to put a roof over their heads.”

Budget a step in the right direction for housing, but more needs to be done

Believe Housing Australia stands ready to help deliver on the Federal Budget commitments to increase housing supply. Stacey Northover, Executive General Manager of Believe Housing Australia, said that while there were many positives in last night’s budget, it doesn’t go far enough to address the housing crisis. “There has been a decline in social housing … Continued

Low-income earners at serious risk of homelessness, new research reveals

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The group serving up more than coffee

Believe Housing Australia tenants and neighbours Deb, Pam, and Pete catch up for a cuppa and a chat every week at Deb’s house. Deb decided to start hosting regular gatherings with her neighbours when she noticed a lack of social interaction in her local community and personal life. “I found that my mental health was … Continued

Believe Housing Australia launches much-needed affordable rental homes in Adelaide

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Gathering green thumbs

Believe Housing Australia and AnglicareSA are partnering with acclaimed South Australian gardening expert Sophie Thomson, Green Adelaide, and collaborating with University of Adelaide researchers on a greening project to support its Post Care Pathways (PCP) program. Post Care Pathways is an award-winning housing first initiative developed by AnglicareSA and supported by Believe Housing Australia to … Continued

Celebrating International Women’s Day

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Moving into a safe and secure future

Married couple Freweyni and Gizachew have always considered this three-bedroom property in Adelaide’s north-west to be their home, but now it is official. After seven years of renting, Freweyni and Gizachew are proud first homeowners, purchasing the property in late 2023. “We’re so happy – it is like a gift. It is everything we wanted,” … Continued

Believe Housing Australia – Haven Program

Four northern suburbs properties are now providing women and children experiencing domestic violence a safe and secure home thanks to the $2.1million dollar Haven Program. A joint initiative between Believe Housing Australia, AnglicareSA, and the Australian Government which provided more than $1.9million through its Safe Places Emergency Accommodation (Safe Places) program. Safe Places funds the … Continued

Essential workers hit hard by rental crisis, latest research shows

Today, Anglicare Australia released a new Rental Affordability Snapshot focussed on essential workers in full-time work. The outlook for South Australian workers is bleak, with less than seven per cent of rentals affordable to any category of full-time employed essential workers. For those essential workers wanting to live in Adelaide’s south, west, or northern suburbs, … Continued

Free solar panels for community housing tenants

Tenants in Adelaide’s north are enjoying reduced cost of living following the installation of solar panels on 13 community housing properties this month. Thanks to a $100,000 interest-free loan from climate action charity CORENA, households in Pennington, Mansfield Park and Ingle Farm have had 369 Labs smart solar systems and panels installed, which will see … Continued

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Formerly known as AnglicareSA Housing, Believe Housing Australia continues to be a part of the AnglicareSA family and remains a subsidiary company of AnglicareSA.

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