This submission responds to the ddraft IPART report. It particularly welcomes the headline findings and recommendatiobns in that draft. However, it notes that there are a number of the 27 recommendations that Shelter supports with qualifications and there are 8 recommendations that Shelter does not support.
This submission addresses the history and circumstances within which the review is being undertaken. In doing so, it presents a somewhat different understanding of the factors that have led to the current constraints, and hence, possible solutions. In general, we argue that rent models and eligibility are often not the most suitable mechanisms to achieve the desired outcomes.
This submission is in response to a request for comments on the draft policy and operational framework for introducing bands for public tenants. It addresses the operational frame work, but also the stated policy objectives.
In this submission, Shelter NSW responds to the FACS discussion paper, Social Housing in NSW: a didcussion paper for input and comment.
Our focus in this response is to identify the limitations of some key assumptions the discussion paper appears to make; and to look at aspects of the housing market that affect social housing and require government action.
These comments are a response to the request for submissions by Public Accounts Committee of the Legislative Assembly on its inquiry into current tenancy management arrangements in NSW social housing, with particular reference to:
27 April 2012
This submission was lodged to the Committee on Community Services, Legislative Assembly, NSW Parliament.