Bringing everybody home

Published on 06 May 2019

Melton City Council has joined the Everybody’s Home campaign, which calls upon the Federal Government to fix the housing system so everybody has a place to call home.

Everybody’s Home is asking all federal political parties to commit to making housing policy fairer to ordinary Australians and end homelessness by 2030 through five actions:

  • Develop a National Housing Strategy to meet Australia’s identified shortfall of 500,000 social and affordable rental homes
  • Reset the tax system around housing to prioritise first home buyers over property speculators
  • Change tenancy laws to protect tenants against evictions, unfair rent rises, discrimination and landlords who refuse to maintain properties
  • Increase Commonwealth Rent Assistance to assist renters who are in chronic rental stress
  • Develop a National Action Plan to end homelessness by 2030 by taking action to prevent homelessness and delivering rapid access to housing and support

“Having a home is a basic necessity and it’s not okay that more and more people in our community are at risk of homelessness,” City of Melton Mayor Cr Bob Turner said.

“Everyone deserves to have a place to call home and this campaign aims to increase social housing provision, give certainty to renters, and make home ownership attainable for more people.”

You can join the campaign at www.everybodyshome.com.au