CWA wants more housing as pandemic bites


President of CWA NSW, Stephanie Stanhope. PHOTO TWH

More affordable housing is a ‘matter of urgency’ for rural NSW as the COVID-19 pandemic puts more pressure on vulnerable people, according to the Country Women’s Association of NSW.

President of CWA NSW, Stephanie Stanhope, said the financial stress of the pandemic highlighted the urgent need for more affordable housing across the state.

Homelessness is the subject of the CWA’s annual awareness week this month, with a focus on housing in rural and remote communities.

“We appreciate that governments are putting resources towards housing, but it is not keeping pace with current and future demand,” Ms Stanhope said.

“Housing affordability is an issue of real urgency right across NSW.

“Tough COVID-19 restrictions have encouraged many people in our cities to consider a move to the regions, which has pushed up prices in these areas and is impacting locals looking to buy or rent.


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