THE DLP BELIEVES THAT EVERY AUSTRALIAN IS ENTITLED TO HOUSING
Due to increasing homelessness there needs to be an immediate increase in public housing stock to meet demand.
Public housing rental rates should be capped at 25% of earnings, with the provision of 15% for people in ill health, and for people with disabilities.
To ease the hardships faced by Australians in buying their first home, First Home Buyers should be allowed to access their superannuation funds to fund up to 5% of the total value of the home.
The DLP believes that all public housing must be owned, and have title held, by Federal, State or Municipal governments so as to provide security of tenure. There should be an immediate freeze on all sales and gifting of public housing properties (aka stock transfers) to social / community housing sector, and housing associations. In compulsory acquisitions, the property must be replaced in the same area on a like-for-like basis.
Public housing should be administered by appropriate government departments and not outsourced to non-government appointed and paid companies.
INCREASE IN PUBLIC HOUSING
Due to increasing homelessness more houses need to be built, or bought for public housing.
RENTAL RATES CAPPED
Rental rates to be capped at 25% of income, or 15% of income for people of ill-health and for people with disabilities.
FREEZE ON SALE OF PUBLIC HOUSING
There should be an immediate freeze on all sales of public housing.
HELP FOR FIRST HOME BUYERS
First Home Buyers to be allowed to access up to 5% of the total value of the home to assist them in raising the deposit.