More to do on affordable housing – Kim Fischer

More to do on affordable housing

In my latest RiotACT article, I discuss some of the things being done by the ACT government to improve the status of affordable housing, and what more can be done:

The ACT government is ahead of the game in implementing the majority of the changes recommended by the 2015 Federal Government Senate Committee on housing affordability: reducing stamp duty, implementing shared equity schemes and land rent schemes, and supporting increases in community housing programs.

We can always do more. With high office vacancy rates in Canberra at the moment, the ACT Property Council has pointed out that other capital cities convert lower-grade office space into “apartments, hotels, and senior’s housing developments” …

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