The economic argument for investing in affordable housing

28 Feb 2019

It’s estimated that if the NSW government invested $7.3 billion over the next decade in subsidising the building of 125,000 affordable homes closer to jobs and transport hubs, the investment would reap a $17.5 billion initial boost to the city’s economy over 40 years. And an additional 125,000 families or individuals would be living in safe, secure, permanent housing. And multitudes of people would be cutting their commute times, spending more time with family and friends. That’s a convincing argument!

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