The government has walked away from social housing. Now we are paying the price | Peter Lewis

The housing crisis is not really about getting into the market or staying off the streets – the problem is more systemic

Housing policy in Australia has a split personality: we are either shaking our heads at how hard it is for wealthy millennials to buy their first home or we are wringing our hands at the plight of the homeless.

Policymakers have responded in a piecemeal and often counterproductive fashion to these individual and seemingly isolated issues, providing financial incentives to first homebuyers and crisis support for those on the streets.

Related: If buying a house is a pipe dream, renting one is a nightmare | Greg Jericho

Related: Almost 25,000 children waiting for social housing in Victoria

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Source: The Guardian: Homelessness

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