Homelessness and Housing

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Housing affordablity is a huge issue in Adelaide and many people are struggling to pay rent or break into the housing market.

The Adelaide Zero Dashboard estimates 148 people are sleeping rough on our city streets each night. It’s clear that we need to do more to end homelessness and provide more affordable housing and social housing in our city.

I believe housing is a human right and everyone deserves a roof over their head and a place to call home.

If elected I will:

  • Advocate for Inclusion Re-zoning to encourage more affordable housing and social housing in our city.
  • Push for Council to use rate rebates or waivers as way of encouraging developers to build more affordable housing and social housing (current zoning regulations are not working and Council needs to do more to encourage development that serves the interests of the community).
  • Explore opportunities to activate vacant buildings and discourage owners from keeping buildings vacant for prolonged periods.
  • Oppose policies that stigmatise and criminalise vulnerable people (like the ‘Dry Zone’ and defensive architecture).
  • Advocate for increased support for rough sleepers, including safe places to sleep with increased access to services and amenities (particularly during extreme weather events. )
  • Advocate for state and federal governments to provide more funding for social housing and to organisations that provide support to rough sleepers.
  • Support the important work undertaken by the Hutt Street Centre and Adelaide Day Centre.
  • Work with the Adelaide Zero Project and partner organisations towards the goal of ending homelessness in our city.