Tag: public housing

WA: Extended moratorium no excuse for bad behaviour

Tenants who break the law face losing public housing, despite the extended eviction moratorium in Western Australia.

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.

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.

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...

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...

‘Growth’ of Community Housing May Be An Illusion. The Cost-Shifting Isn’t.

Southern Cross Housing, a non-profit community housing provider, took over management of just under 1,000 public housing dwellings on the New South Wales South...

Australia needs to triple its social housing by 2036. This is...

Australia needs to triple its small stock of social housing over the next 20 years to cover both the existing backlog and newly emerging need. Via The Conversation - By Julie Lawson (Honorary...

ACT Government invests $100 million for more public housing

The ACT Government is stepping up our support for low-income and disadvantaged Canberrans with a $100 million investment in public housing over the next...

Councils’ help with affordable housing shows how local government can make...

Tasmania is in the grip of a rental housing affordability crisis. What do local governments do to help? By Erika Altmann - Property and Housing Management...