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How social housing investment could help save Australia's construction industry

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The federal government is being urged to complement its construction sector stimulus package with a social housing investment boost, which advocates say will create thousands of jobs and help house vulnerable people.  

Numerous reports suggest Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s construction stimulus package – set to be launched this week – will be worth just under $1 billion and include cash grants to build new homes and encourage home renovations.

Housing advocates want Commonwealth money also directed towards social housing, calling for a $7.2 billion package to build new homes and $500 million to renovate existing properties. 

To read the full article, please visit the Pro Bono Australia website.



Source:
Luke Michael, 2020, Probono Australia (https://probonoaustralia.com.au)

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