Tag: housing policy

Eliminating most homelessness starts with prevention and ‘housing first’

The stereotype of a homeless person – those living in tents or sleeping in parks or doorways...

Mould and damp: We need a healthy housing agenda

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to rethink how we approach health and protect our populations. It has amplified social and economic vulnerability.

Why more housing stimulus will be needed to sustain recovery

Further investment focused on housing supply, in particular social housing, will be needed to sustain a recovery.

JobSeeker cuts could cause ‘crippling’ rental stress in our cities

As soon as the COVID-19 pandemic caused businesses to shut down, state governments acted to avoid evictions by introducing moratoriums.

Will the end of the moratorium drive more renters into housing...

Australia’s six-month moratorium on evictions is due to end soon. Some states have extended the moratorium, but when it ends that’s likely to force even more Australians into housing insecurity and outright homelessness.

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”.

Public housing ‘renewal’ likely to drive shift to private renters, not...

A target of 70% private and 30% public dwellings is an accepted standard for public housing renewal projects in several Australian states.

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.

Retirement Income Review can’t ignore the changing role of home

The assumption that retired people have minimal housing costs underpins the settings of our retirement incomes system.

Half of over-55s are open to downsizing – if they can...

More than half of Australians over the age of 55 are open to downsizing, according to a new report based on a survey of 2,400 households.