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.

Additionally, 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 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.

I support:

  • Inclusion Re-zoning to encourage more affordable housing and social housing in our city.
  • Activating vacant buildings and discouraging owners from keeping buildings vacant for prolonged periods.
  •  Increased support for rough sleepers, including safe places to sleep with increased access to services and amenities (particularly during extreme weather events. )
  •  State and federal governments to provide more funding for social housing and to organisations that provide support to rough sleepers.
  • The important work undertaken by the Hutt Street Centre and Adelaide Day Centre.
  • Working with the Adelaide Zero Project and partner organisations towards the goal of ending homelessness in our city.

As your Councillor I have:

  • Secured Council support for an investigation into the promotion of affordable housing and social housing in Adelaide
  • Called for the re-opening of the City Deal to negotiate federal government funding for social housing
  • Initiated an investigation into options for temporary accomodation for people who are homeless, including use of the former nurses quarters on Lot 14
  • Opposed the continuation of the Dry Zone
  • Moved for Council to ask the State Government to reconsider cuts to local mental health services that will adversely affect vulnerable people in the city
  • Successfully amended Council’s Community Grants to ensure ongoing support for the Adelaide Day Centre for Homeless Persons
  • Advocated for Council to back the ‘Make Rent Fair’ campaign to encourage landlords to welcome pets and end ‘no cause’ evictions of tenants