ALGA to help develop housing affordability reforms

A plan for housing supply and affordability reforms will be developed by Australia’s Planning Ministers – working with ALGA – over the next six months.

The Federal Government has highlighted housing, particularly how it impacts on vulnerable groups, will be a major priority in the upcoming Budget.

In response to a National Cabinet communique on 28 April, ALGA President Linda Scott said the Association was looking forward to working with Ministers on reforms that will support and enable councils to facilitate more affordable housing in local communities.

Cr Scott said while councils are already investing in affordable housing solutions tailored to the needs of our local communities, ALGA is advocating for a new $100 million per year fund that would support local governments to build on this work and play a bigger role in addressing the national affordable housing crisis.

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