Public housing

A public forum on the housing crisis was told that while non-market solutions are ignored by governments the housing crisis will intensify. Jordan AK reports.

Margaret Kelly, the last resident at the Barak Beacon public housing estate, told a vigil outside Victorian Parliament that an order had been given for her eviction. Jordan AK reports. 

Action for Public Housing’s forum attracted more than 100 people in person and on-line to discuss alternatives to the demolition of public housing. Jim McIlroy reports.

Public housing residents, political parties and community groups met at Middle Park Library and Community Centre to plan vigils at the Barak Beacon site in Port Melbourne. Alex Bainbridge and Jordan AK report.

Gran Mision Vivienda Venezuela

Four million low-cost homes were delivered to Venezuelan citizens in April last year as part of a national social housing program, despite  attempts by the United States to cripple the country's economy, reports Jim McIlroy.

Public housing residents and activists gathered on the steps of Victorian Parliament to demand Barak Beacon Estate in Port Melbourne is saved. Jordan AK reports.

I am not a NIMBY: I am not against progress. There is room for more housing by repairing and adding to existing public homes. Karyn Brown gave this speech to a public housing rally.

Public housing tenants were emotional as they told a rally they did not want be removed from their homes of several decades. Jim McIlroy reports.

Throughout Australian history, housing has been an exception among essential services, otherwise provided by the state. Alistair Sisson argues Labor can be pushed to change its appoach.

Treating housing as a commodity has made it inaccessible to people who need homes. But it doesn’t have to be like this, argues Peter Boyle.

Activists are protesting on the steps of Victorian Parliament each Thursday in June to demand public housing. Jordan AK reports.

Suzanne James talks to Judy Hannan, newly elected Independent MP for Wollondilly and Southern Highlands in NSW.