Together, let’s end homelessnessIf you believe all Australians deserve a safe and secure place to call home, sign your name to demand action from our government for greater investment into social and affordable housing.On any given night 105,0001 Australians – including more than 44,0002 children and young people – don’t have a place to call home.It’s a heart-breaking reality, one that’s unacceptable in a wealthy nation like ours.Not enough is being done to help the growing number of Australians who are struggling to pay the rent and for whom home ownership will never be an option. For over 650,0003 individuals and families on lower incomes, minor changes in their circumstances – a $10 per week rental increase, or an injury that stops them from working – could force them into homelessness.Australia’s severe shortage of affordable homes for low-income individuals and families is a crisis threatening to explode. More than 200,0004 people are currently on social housing waiting lists across the country, and we need our government to commit to a national target of 200,000 new social and affordable housing properties as a real solution to homelessness. There’s no place for inaction – tell our leaders more needs to be done.If you believe all Australians deserve a safe and secure place to call home, sign your name to demand action from our leaders for greater investment into social and affordable housing.
Source: Mission Australia – Act On It