Everyone has a place to call home.
Having a place to call home is fundamental to our wellbeing and security. Housing must be affordable and accessible, so that everyone has choices about where they live.
Over the past 10 years the South Australian economy has exceeded the national average economic growth rate in per capita terms. But a strong economy places pressure on the housing market, making it harder for Australians to rent or buy a home.
The Plan has always included affordable housing targets because we know how important it is to have a place to call home. So far, the Plan’s targets have led to innovative affordable housing strategies in South Australia, which now lead the nation. We must maintain this effort.
We also have strategies in place to address homelessness, which have led to a reduction in the numbers of people sleeping rough, compared with national average increases over the same period. These gains have been significant, but there is more work to be done.