Friday, May 18, 2007

Low income and housing

The Brotherhood of St. Laurence is a charity that works with the poor of our community. Many years ago they helped a project I was involved in for kids. They were the first to see the benefits of the program we were running and gave seed money [when government wouldn't] to get us going.
Today I read in the paper their assessment and proposals for dealing with the chronic shortage of housing for low income people. I have added their link here . In times of large surpluses why are we giving very rich people tax relief, when they are already wealthy and ignoring an ongoing problem in housing. The price of houses is way too high and in part it is because of government policies and tax incentives.
Lets hope that if the Labor party win the next federal election we will see more public housing built.

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