Social and Affordable Housing Strategy

Brunswick-Street (1)Council adopted its Social and Affordable Housing Strategy 2012 – 2014 in November 2011. 

The strategy aims to respond to the challenges of the increasing demand and cost of housing in the City of Yarra.

DOCX format Social and Affordable Housing Strategy 2012-2014 (32.30kB)
pdf format Social and Affordable Housing Strategy 2012-2014 (61.28kB)

Only about 1% of rental properties in Yarra are affordable to people who earn less than $37,000 a year, which forces many residents to seek accommodation elsewhere. 

The Social and Affordable Housing Strategy comprises four smaller strategies that seek to ensure that people on low incomes can continue to be part of the Yarra community. 

These strategies are:

  • To support participation of social and affordable housing tenants and people experiencing homelessness in the wider Yarra community
  • To ensure Council’s community services are appropriate and accessible to social and affordable housing tenants and people experiencing homelessness
  • To build a cohesive and integrated community that understands the role of a diversity of housing and residents in creating successful places
  • To support an increase in Yarra’s affordable housing

These strategies form the basis of an Implementation Plan which incorporates the feedback provided by the community: 

DOCX format Social and Affordable Housing Strategy 2012-2014 Implementation Plan (19.39kB)
pdf format Social and Affordable Housing Strategy 2012-2014 Implementation Plan (51.07kB)

Council sought feedback from the community using various methods, including an online discussion forum. That discussion has concluded, but you can still visit the site to read the community’s comments.

Further background information about the strategy appears in the Social and Affordable Housing Background Paper:

docx format Social and Affordable Housing Strategy Background Paper (85.02kB)
pdf format Social and Affordable Housing Strategy Background Paper (131.23kB) 

 



Further information
Belinda Robson
Senior Policy Advisor 
9205 5093
Belinda.Robson@yarracity.vic.gov.au

 

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