Tag: affordable housing

After COVID, we’ll need a rethink to repair Australia’s housing system

A new report from the New South Wales Productivity Commission (NSWPC) announces that “[higher] housing costs […] impose broader economic costs”.

Coronavirus lays bare 5 big housing system flaws to be fixed

Short-term fixes have highlighted the entrenched failings of Australia’s housing system. This crisis has laid bare five major vulnerabilities.

How to write a rent reduction letter

Have rental prices started to fall in your suburb? Or have you lost your job as a result of COVID-19? There could be ways to negotiate a reduction on what you're paying for your home.

Affordable housing lessons from Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore

Affordable housing is a critical problem for Australia’s biggest housing markets. Five Australian cities are in the top 25 with “severely unaffordable” housing.

People want and need more housing options: Opinion

Australians need greater housing diversity to meet their current and future housing needs. Yet increasing diversity, and meeting the need for more smaller dwellings...

Build to rent could shake up real estate but won’t take...

In the wake of slumping demand for apartment building, it’s little wonder the multi-unit housing industry has been eagerly eyeing a possible new residential...

Australia’s social housing policy needs an investment overhaul

Australia will need another 730,000 social housing dwellings in 20 years if it is to tackle homelessness and housing stress among low-income renters. Via The...

What it’s like to be a pensioner renting privately as housing...

A growing number of older Australians don’t own their homes. And whether they are private renters or live in social housing can make a...

Improving low-income renters’ access to decent housing

People’s quality of life, their health and their comfort can suffer when living in poor-quality housing. Via The Conversation. Authors: Edgar Liu (Senior Research Fellow at City...

More than Two Thirds of Aussie Renters Undecided about Who to...

New data from Australia’s no. 1 website dedicated to rental property, Rent.com.au, has revealed what’s on the minds of renters ahead of the 2019...