Housing was again on the agenda in Sydney today with two former Premiers leading a forum to look at what’s stopping the provision of affordable and social housing in NSW.
In a bipartisan approach the matter, the forum was hosted by former ALP Premier Morris Iemma and former Liberal Premier, Nick Greiner.
NSW Community Services and Social Housing Minister Brad Hazzard convened the forum to bring finance, banking, housing, community housing providers and tenants together to share ideas and provide feedback directly to senior public servants.
The forum was also called to discuss the best models for the NSW Government’s $1 billion affordable housing fund, which was promised in the lead up to the March State Elections.
Mr Greiner said the private sector was keen to get involved.
“Social housing is the greatest single opportunity area and the greatest single unsolved problem for NSW,” he said.
Read the full NSW Government’s media release: Social housing for NSW: Forum