Hon Lynn MacLaren MLC, the WA Greens spokesperson on Housing, has accused the WA Government of turning its back on low income families, after an Anglicare report released today revealed that affordable housing is practically non-existent in either Perth or in major regional centres. The report follows the WA Government’s recent rejection of a proposal to construct 3550 homes for low income earners under the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS), claiming that there was ‘no demonstrated need for the proposal’.
Ms MacLaren said “Anglicare’s report demonstrates that we are facing an affordable housing crisis. The cost of rentals, coupled with the rising costs of living, is driving homelessness in WA.”
“It’s appalling that the Government is currently turning down proposals for the construction of affordable housing - claiming that there is no need - when there is clear evidence to the contrary,” added Ms MacLaren. Read more »