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Report on Government Services 2018: Summary of the Housing and Homelessness Report

The 2018 Report on Government Services provides further evidence that the Hodgman Government has systematically underfunded housing and homelessness and this has placed the welfare of our most vulnerable families at risk.

The 2018 Report on Government Services proves the Hodgman Government has systematically underfunded vital services.

Social Housing

Table: Total net recurrent expenditure on social housing ($ million) from Table 18A.1

2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17
148.4 112.1 104.1 102.8

 

Table: Number of public housing dwellings at 30 June from Table 18A.3

2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
11139 8413 7234 7166 7065

 

Table: Number of community housing dwellings at 30 June from Table 18A.3

2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
2434 4787 6202 6076 6115

 

Table: Number of social housing dwellings at 30 June from Table 18A.3

2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
13909 13483 13658 13465 13403

 

Summary

The Hodgman government has significantly reduced expenditure on social housing and as a result the total number of dwelling available for social housing has reduced over the term of government.  Spending in dollar terms 2013-14 to 2016-17 has dropped by $45.6 million.  All that has been achieve by consecutive government is for public assets to have been handed over non-government organisations yet the stock of dwellings available has fallen.

As a result of the Hodgman government’s management of social housing over this term the number of people on the public housing waiting list has increased and the number of applicants on the waiting list in greatest need has also increased.

Table: Total applicants on the Public Housing waiting list (excluding applicants for transfer) from Table 18A.5

2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
1853 2227 2587 3365 2960

 

Table: Total new greatest need applicants on the Public Housing waiting list from Table 18A.5

2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
1430 1581 1153 1817 2035

 

Homelessness

Similar to its performance on social housing the Hodgman government has reduced recurrent expenditure on homelessness services

Table: Total recurrent expenditure on homelessness services (2016/17 dollars) from Table 19A.1

201314 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17
26.5 30.7 26.8 25.5

 

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