1,100 delegates will be in Darwin this week for the National Housing Conference, providing a much needed focus on Australia’s growing deficit in social and affordable housing and, importantly, the unique housing and homelessness challenges faced in the Territory, according to peak bodies NT Shelter
As the Territory's peak body for affordable housing and homelessness, we comment publicly on a broad range of issues and priorities relating to housing, homelessness, tenancy issues, rental affordability and funding for specialist services.
Today’s Northern Territory Budget 2019-20 sets out a strong housing infrastructure program, including substantial investment in remote housing, but successful outcomes in these areas will be compromised by a reduction in funding for front line services, according to peak body for affordable housing and homelessness
Despite strong evidence of chronic underfunding and rising client demand for services, homelessness and affordable housing organisations will be among the hardest hit by the Northern Territory Government’s Budget Repair announcement today. “Front-line services” will be reduced by 1% per annum, however homeless services providers
The stand-off between the Commonwealth and Northern Territory governments over a $550 million commitment for remote housing is shaping up as a significant blow to the aspirations and prospects of families and children across the Territory, according to affordable housing and homelessness peak body NT
The release today of new national report on homelessness services shows that no progress has been made to address the demand for help, according to affordable housing and homelessness peak body NT Shelter. Read our media release here. (Image source: Australian Institute of Health and