Tag: housing affordability

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”.

Nearly 60% of Australian renters adversely affected by COVID-19

The majority of renters in Australia are finding it harder to pay the rent due to COVID-19, a survey conducted by Australia’s leading rental property website Rent.com.au, has revealed.

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.

What sort of housing do older Australians want and where do...

Australia faces a massive challenge delivering suitable housing for an ageing population.

Focus on managing social housing waiting lists is failing low-income households

A need to manage waiting lists, rather than ensuring positive outcomes for tenant households, strongly influences social housing policy, newly published research finds. This situation...

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...

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...

Housing Policy Reset is Overdue, and Not Only in Australia

Federal and state elections in coming weeks provide a timely moment for Australians to reflect on the increasingly obvious failure of governments to manage...

Why Falling House Prices do Less to Improve Affordability Than You...

Housing prices are falling in Sydney and Melbourne, so housing must be becoming more affordable – right? Via the Conversation - By Chris Leishman (Professor...