Tag: 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...

Generation Share: why more older Australians are living in share houses

An increasing number of older Australians are living in share housing. A relatively new group to emerge on the share-housing scene, they are choosing...

Housing affordability stress affects one in nine households, but which ones...

Meeting the cost of buying a home or renting privately is difficult for many in Australia, and sadly impossible for some. By Lyrian Daniel -...

How migration affects housing affordability

So much of Australia’s history and success is built on immigration. By John Daley (Chief Executive Officer, Grattan Institute), Brendan Coates (Fellow, Grattan Institute) and...

Interest in tiny houses is growing, so who wants them?

Tiny houses are now so popular that someone was charged with stealing one last week. A social media campaign tracked its journey from Canberra to Hervey...

Room sharing is the new flat sharing

High rents and short-term rentals are driving people to organise themselves to share rooms with strangers in order to live in the city. By Christian Tietz - Senior Lecturer...

Housing stress underscores need to guide wayward policymaking

A recent policy pledge by Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen has given fresh heart to campaigners for the restoration of the former National Housing Supply...

Majority of Australian tenants are living in rental stress

If you’re renting today, there’s a good chance you’re under what’s known as ‘rental stress’. In fact, a lot of Aussie renters are struggling...

Renters worry more about health than housing: Budget survey

Renters are more concerned about health than they are housing affordability when it comes to areas of priority in the May budget, new research...