The Council of Capital City Lord Mayors (CCCLM) will today host a national industry roundtable to drive stronger action on homelessness and the provision of social housing.
The roundtable will bring Lord Mayors together with community housing and homelessness services providers, business and research groups, and state and federal government representatives.
Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp said the meeting would consider how to implement recommendations made by the CCCLM in its report, Capital Concern: Homelessness in Australian Cities, which was presented to federal ministers in September.
“Finding safe, secure, long term accommodation for those experiencing homelessness is our top priority. Today’s meeting will discuss housing targets, funding gaps and effective mechanisms to drive a much faster build of social and community housing,” said the Lord Mayor.
“Homelessness and disadvantage will become entrenched unless we address this critical shortage.”
On Friday, the nation’s treasurers will meet in Canberra to discuss fast-tracking infrastructure projects to stimulate the economy. The CCCLM report recommends treating housing as critical infrastructure and identifies key inner-city strategic sites in each capital city that could be developed immediately.