SHARP is the initiative proposed by Community Housing Industry Australia (CHIA), Homelessness Australia, National Shelter and Everybody’s Home aimed at kickstarting the economy by providing much needed social housing. This entails:
- Wave 1: Social housing maintenance and upgrading
- Wave 2: Acquitision of sites and properties requiring renovation completion which are suitable for social housing
- Wave 3: Shovel Ready Projects
- Wave 4: Longer term new development projects
This plan would enable the delivery of 30,000 additional social housing units, requiring a government investment of around $7.2 Billion within 3 years.
Literally a housing-first recovery, this plan will create thousands of jobs and improve social outcomes.