Low-income housing

Commentary

6 Dec 2017

Last week’s National Housing Conference kicked off in Sydney with a keynote presentation about Canada’s new housing strategy. Audible expressions of envy could be heard among the 1000-plus delegates when they were told that prime minister Justin Trudeau had launched the strategy (on national housing...

Submission

14 Nov 2017

What does it mean to be Western Australian? Housing insecurity and homelessness remain a key issue for many people across our State. There remains a lack of diverse and affordable housing options, for low to moderate income earners and different communities and demographic groups,...

Discussion paper

6 Nov 2017

Housing affordability concerns the ability of singles, couples and families to buy or rent dwellings within reasonable distances to employment and study opportunities, and basic amenities. Those dwellings are first and foremost our homes, the foundation of our lives and our families – a...

Report

30 Oct 2017

On 10 August 2016, the Ombudsman announced an investigation into the way the Department of Health and Human Services (the department) manages and pursues maintenance debts against public housing tenants. The investigation was prompted by a complaint from a tenant advocacy service alleging that...

Report

11 Oct 2017

Research Summary

This project examined state government-led innovations in affordable housing through analysis of two state-level strategies and two state-level programs. The research shows effective strategies and programs rely on strong political leadership; adopt a whole-of-housing industry approach to consultation and implementation; communicate...

Report

5 Oct 2017

In this report, the capacity and capability of our members and the sector are displayed. We showcase the capacity and diverse experience of a wide variety of staff members, from rising stars to CEOs across the country. Over the past 15 years, the Australian Community...

Report

18 Sep 2017

The City of Sydney (CoS), relative to other local governments, has made some progress in the area of affordable housing. However, the affordable housing it has helped provide in the LGA remains well short of the desired target.

This paper investigates the strategies used...

Audio program

5 Sep 2017

As the proportion of renters continues to rise around the country, there's growing acceptance that for many, the great Australian dream of owning a home will be out of reach.

Last week, the Committee for Economic Development of Australia called for governments to recognise...

Report

4 Sep 2017

Social housing is a vital service underpinning the social good of NSW. But, as widely recognised, the social housing system is beset by challenges that limit its social benefits. For example, tenant rents must be low to make social housing affordable for those who need...

Briefing paper

14 Aug 2017

Higher density multi-unit residential developments, such as townhouses and apartment buildings (henceforth ‘higher density housing’), have become increasingly common feature of Australian cities. Across the country, 2016 marked the first time when construction began on more higher density housing than detached houses. New South Wales...

Briefing paper

14 Aug 2017

Higher density multi-unit residential developments, such as townhouses and apartment buildings (henceforth ‘higher density housing’), have become an increasingly common feature of Australian cities. Across the country, 2016 marked the first time when construction began on more higher density housing than detached houses. New South...

Briefing paper

14 Aug 2017

Higher density multi-unit residential developments, such as townhouses and apartment buildings (henceforth ‘higher density housing’), have become increasingly common feature of Australian cities. Across the country, 2016 marked the first time when construction began on more higher density housing than detached houses. New South Wales...

Policy report

14 Aug 2017

Introduction

A recurring question in New Zealand’s housing policy debate is: how many social houses do we need? This is a ‘how long is a piece of string?’ question, because to answer it we need to first consider some other questions. Questions such...

Video lecture/presentation

10 Aug 2017

Transforming Housing of the Melbourne School of Design is committed to supporting improved housing outcomes for very low to moderate income households in Melbourne.

Part of achieving that goal is facilitating industry engagement and bringing together key housing stakeholders for informed discussion. Another key...

Research report

8 Aug 2017

Research Summary

This study investigated the opportunities and risks for social impact investments (SII) to improve housing and homelessness outcomes in Australia. It described what social impact investing is and its application to housing and homelessness policy in Australia, as well as examined...

Research report

25 Jul 2017

Research Summary

The study forecast future expenditure on housing assistance programs; the additional outlays on ISPs due to asset test concessions to home owners; and the aggregate value of home owner tax subsidies. These three housing subsidy components are estimated to increase from...

Blog post

20 Jul 2017

A recent Sydney Morning Herald feature on urban renewal in London shone an interesting and quite revealing spotlight on a high profile project with a major Australian connection. Crucially, though this rather uncritical account completely missed the aspect of the story with the greatest direct...

Policy report

29 Jun 2017

The Mayor’s Housing Taskforce, an independent, cross sectoral group, was set up in October 2016 by the Wellington Mayor and Deputy Mayor to ensure critical experience and expertise was utilised to address one of the key strategic issues facing the city.

The Housing Taskforce...

Article

20 Jun 2017

The Victorian government’s 2017 housing policy contains a bulk transfer of public housing to housing associations. Housing Minister Martin Foley’s explanation is that “the state is a terrible housing manager”.

A similar rationale underlies the handing of public housing estates to private developers to...

Evaluation

4 May 2017

Dunbar Way Renewal Evaluation

In 2011, Pacific Link Housing negotiated a pioneering project with Housing NSW. Pacific Link undertook to renew the Dunbar Way estate in North Gosford in return for the management rights over all properties within Dunbar Way. This was anticipated to...