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Right to Home: Campaign Launch
Fri. 2 December 2016, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm AEDT
Not having a place to live is one of the main causes of poverty, hardship and stress in our community. Seventy–five per cent of low income households are experiencing rental stress and there are over 28,000 people experiencing homelessness in New South Wales. Increasingly, teachers, child care professionals, nurses and other workers who provide essential services to the community struggle to find affordable accommodation close to work.
Right to Home calls on the NSW Legislative Assembly to immediately introduce legislation to amend the Planning and Environment Act to require that a percentage of all new residential developments – at least 15% – be set aside for affordable housing. If we get 10,000 signatures, the Parliament will have to discuss our proposal.
We invite you to join us for the launch of the Right to Home campaign across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains. You will hear from services, housing providers, and local community members about why this issue is so important, and learn how you can take action. This will be followed by morning tea and networking opportunities.