Link Wentworth is supporting CHIA NSW’s Confront the Crisis campaign and asking state MPs to address the housing crisis in their election promises.
With 57,550 people on the social housing waitlist in NSW alone, Link Wentworth stands with CHIA NSW and our community housing colleagues in calling for more commitment from political parties to increase social and affordable housing supply.
Data released by Domain recently shows that vacancy rates in Sydney have dropped to a record low of 0.9%, down by half from the same time last year. Renters are also paying an average of over 20% more per week than they would have a year ago. Sydney has the highest median weekly rent for both units ($624) and houses ($927) compared to other metro areas in Australia.
Marking 10 days before the state election on 25 March, CHIA NSW is holding a ‘Day of Action’ on 15 March to encourage broader awareness and participation in this issue.
The campaign is centred on sharing the stark data and statistics around housing availability and affordability in New South Wales, and also asks supporters to sign a petition.
We encourage you to join us in supporting the campaign and signing the petition here: https://confrontthecrisis.com/petition/