Economic Business Case
Historically, the discussion about the provision of affordable social and public housing has been perceived as a purely social issue championed by charity and not-for-profit organisations.
Housing All Australians (HAA) was established to facilitate a private sector voice, through a commercial lens, to reposition the discussion and advocate that the provision of housing for all Australians, rich or poor, is fundamental economic infrastructure upon which to build a successful and prosperous economy.
HAA believe it is important to establish the business logic behind advocating for a significant, and at scale, investment in more affordable social and public housing. Therefore, HAA is commissioning a well respected organisation to undertake a study to determine the long term, unintended consequences of homelessness.
The study will provide an evidence base in relation to the economic benefits of acting now to address the supply of social and affordable housing to save costs in the future.
In addition to this, HAA also intends to engage a number of eminent subject matter experts to robustly examine the study outputs – this will provide support and validation to the resulting public discussion and communication campaign. In an unprecedented recognition of the long term economic implications, the Salvation Army is supporting HAA in the undertaking of this economic study and the subsequent community education campaign.
HAA and the Salvation Army both believe that Australia’s chronic shortage of affordable social and public housing is set to create an intergenerational time bomb where the future economic costs of managing the unintended consequences of homelessness, such as mental and physical health, family violence, policing, justice and long-term welfare dependency, will explode.
HAA are currently approaching corporate Australia to assist in underwriting the cost of this study.
Should your company wish to financially support this initiative, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.