National Housing and Homelessness Plan Resources

The Australian Government is preparing a 10 year plan and inviting interested parties to make a submission to assist in the development of the plan. The following resources are to assist you in preparing your submission to the National Housing and Homelessness Plan.

>>> The detailed Issues Paper can be downloaded here

>>> The Summary of the Issues Paper is available here

Your submission may respond to the ‘Questions for Consideration’ in the Issues Paper or you can write your own letter outlining your concerns.

>>> Read about how to make a submission here.


>> The Human Right to Housing: A Guide for Civil Society
The Plan MUST include how the Australian Government intends to END homelessness. Homelessness results from a failure to uphold, protect and fulfil the right to an adequate standard of living. It is the obligation and responsibility of all levels of government in Australia to ensure that everyone has access to a safe and secure home. Homelessness is a violation of the right to housing and the right to life, health, water and sanitation, security of the person and more. The guide explains how to include the right to housing in your submission.

>> Homelessness Australia: Key messages and submission guide

>> Housing for the Aged Action Group: Key messages and submission guide 
Focuses on ending homelessness and improving housing outcomes for older people

>> Ageing in a housing crisis infographics
Latest statistics revealing that more older people are living with a mortgage, less own their homes outright, more older people living in private rental and more older people are experiencing homelessness or are marginally housed. Recommendations regarding housing are included.

>> Housing recommendations from the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability