The housing crisis has many faces: increasing demand for a limited supply of rental properties and for social housing; increasing homelessness evidenced by rough sleeping, couch surfing and sleeping in cars; and housing and rental prices out of reach of many in our community The Newcastle Institute will examine the housing crisis challenges and discuss innovative solutions beyond the traditional government funded social housing at the August Meeting on Wednesday 10th August, 6.00-7.30pm at Souths Leagues Club Llewellyn St Merewether. Our speakers will include
Nicole Grgas , the Coordinator at Hunter Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service who will describe the face of the housing crisis and the challenges faced in our community.
Dr Sidsel Grimstad, Senior Lecturer at Newcastle Business School at University of Newcastle who will examine other models beyond social housing successfully used in other countries with a focus on cooperative housing.
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