Homelessness NSW submission on IPART's review of social housing rent models

Friday, 16 December 2016

Homelessness NSW has recently made a submission to the IPART’s review of rent models for social and affordable housing. The review is considering changes to the current rent structures and eligibility criteria for social housing to remove disincentives for tenants to obtain employment and transition out of social housing.

Homelessness NSW’s submission in our submission outlines our concerns about the NSW Government implementing measures which may result in increased rents for social and affordable housing tenants. Homelessness NSW also believes the focus on transitioning people out of social housing is based on an incorrect understanding of the current tenancy cohort and does not address the issues of chronic undersupply of social and affordable housing that is the real driver of the current housing crisis.