Public housing

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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,...


30 Oct 2017

The investigation received numerous submissions from current and former public housing tenants, along with advocacy groups, detailing their experiences of the Department of Health and Human Services' maintenance claims practices.


5 Oct 2017

The significant growth in the scale and sophistication of Australia’s community housing sector has been revealed, with the release of this report that outlines further expected gains over the next two years.


4 Sep 2017

The NSW Government asked IPART to undertake an independent review of social and affordable housing rent models. This review is one of the actions under the government’s social housing strategy, 'Future Directions for Social Housing in NSW.'


Research report

10 Aug 2017

This report provides an overview of national-level, state and territory findings, as well as comparisons across public housing, state-owned and managed Indigenous housing, and community housing tenants.

Blog post

20 Jul 2017

Through its profitable exploitation of planning system loopholes on affordable housing obligations, Lendlease has achieved notoriety within UK affordable housing advocacy circles. And just how this came about is a tale with direct implications for Sydney.


4 Jul 2017

If one is really interested in providing more housing for people on low to moderate incomes, the community sector is the way to go – not public housing, argues Terry Burke.


21 Jun 2017

This audit assessed whether the development of the whole-of-Victorian Government housing strategy, as it relates to public housing, was supported by sound advice.


20 Jun 2017

Public private developments allow governments to wriggle out of providing housing for people on low incomes by transferring responsibility to non-government and private sectors.


19 Jun 2017

A hulking ruin stands in judgement over a country adrift, writes David Hayes.

Research report

15 May 2017

This research is aimed at building an evidence base which supports investment across both housing and non-housing outcomes. This evidence base aims to strengthen the policy environment for housing as an essential piece of social and economic infrastructure.


A study to contribute an evaluation of the Dunbar Way Estate Regeneration Program (DWRP)
4 May 2017

In 2011, Pacific Link Housing negotiated a project with Housing NSW to renew the Dunbar Way social housing estate in North Gosford in return for management rights. This study evaluates the outcomes of the renewal including resident’s experience of social housing neighbourhood, their attitudes toward...

Research report

27 Apr 2017

About 400,000 Australian households live in social housing, which covers public housing, community housing, Indigenous community housing, and Indigenous housing provided by governments.

The sector has many issues, including:

• In public housing, many dwellings fail adequacy standards, and numerous tenants are dissatisfied...


21 Apr 2017

This study is a survey of residents in the newly created community of Waimahia Inlet in South Auckland, New Zealand. The overall objective of the research is to determine if quality of life has improved (or not) since moving into Waimahia. It is an area...

Research report

12 Apr 2017


The 2016 National Social Housing Survey (NSHS) is the most recent in a series of surveys of social housing tenants. The 2016 NSHS sampled tenants in public housing, community housing and state owned and managed Indigenous housing (SOMIH) between April and June...

Research report

28 Mar 2017

This study investigated the creation of successful non-profit housing providers through public housing transfers in the UK, for both the housing providers and government policies.

The study established that different capacities need to be developed at different stages, including during the policy design process,...



21 Mar 2017

AUSTRALIA’s shocking homelessness statistics – one in every 200 people homeless at any one time, and a staggering one in eight without a home at some point in their lives – are a reminder that the homeless are not just the people we see on...


16 Mar 2017

Co-operative housing associations could go a long way towards alleviating New Zealand's housing shortfall, but there has to be a change in thinking - away from private developers. This article by Dr Morten Gjerde from Victoria University's School of Architecture looks at the nature and...

Research report

16 Mar 2017

Executive Summary

It’s cheaper to provide last resort housing to homeless people than to leave them sleeping rough, a new cost-benefit analysis has found.

The analysis found governments and society benefit more than they spend by providing last resort housing to homeless...

Research report

3 Mar 2017

Homes for Victorians is the Victorian Government’s response to the housing affordability crisis in Victoria.

Housing for Victorians is a record investment by the Victorian government in social and affordable housing, changing taxes and concessions, and providing certainty in planning and housing supply to...