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Call to focus stimulus package on senior accommodation

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Provider peak body Aged and Community Services Australia is calling on the Federal Government to target housing for older Australians as part of its housing-led  recovery plan.

The Federal Government announced a $680 million HomeBuilder package on 4 June to provide eligible owner-occupiers with a $25,000 grant to substantially renovate an existing home or build a new home to help keep builders employed.

ACSA said the government should establish a Seniors Accommodation Fund to target the economic stimulus at older Australians, including those who are at risk of homelessness.

To read the full article, please visit the Australian Ageing Agenda website.



Source:
Sandy Cheu, 2020, australian ageing agenda (https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au)

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