Access to services

Some low-income households struggle to get access to the services that most of us take for granted, especially in housing, education, health, local government, as well as rural services.

We’re working to cut user charges and reinstate vital services.

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SVP Submission on the development of a Strategy for the Residential Rental Sector

The Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government is currently drafting a strategy for the residential rental sector.  The Society of St Vincent de Paul’s primary concerns for the private rented sector are around security, affordability and access to housing for all, and in particular for those on low incomes who are living in substandard, expensive accommodation and those who are at risk of losing their homes. 

We recommend there is a need to increase the overall level of supply of housing in the residential rental sector while at the same time reforming and regulating the sector and ensuring that the needs of tenants in terms of quality, supply and affordability can be met.

Published 07 Nov 2016 | PDF | 464.74 KB