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Report

05 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 Housing Providers (CHP)...

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Report

04 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 it. But low rents are not...

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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 as: what is an...

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Survey

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. The report shows that the majority of tenants are satisfied with the services provided by...

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Research report

08 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...

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Commentary

04 Jul 2017

The Victorian government’s recently released housing strategy allows for the transfer of the state’s public housing stock to the community housing sector. In a recent Conversation article, Kate Shaw raises an important question – “Why should the state wriggle out of public housing?” – and...

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Strategy

09 Jun 2017

The Queensland Housing Strategy 2017-2027 is the state government's 10-year framework, driving key reforms and targeted investment across the housing continuum.

It redefines how the Queensland Government will deliver housing to support urban renewal, generate new jobs, provide affordable...

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Research report

18 May 2017

Research summary

This study investigated the key drivers of Australian housing supply responsiveness; including price, topographical constraints, climate, existing land uses and planning regulations; and considered policy development options to improve the scale and speed of new housing...

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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...

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Commentary

Article

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 the streets. Around 7000 individuals might be sleeping...

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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...

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Research report

02 Mar 2017

This research examined various possible links between housing related variables and employment, such as:

  • housing assistance (such as rent assistance or social housing) can blunt incentive to work and depress employment rates
  • soaring real house prices have inflated housing
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Audio program

30 Jan 2017

When the Treasurer Scott Morrison visited London last week... he made time in his schedule... to see what he learn off the Brits when it came to housing affordability.

He toured a housing re-development at Elephant and Castle in South London that involved a partnership between Australian...

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Research report

30 Dec 2016

Executive summary

  • Since the mid-2000s, Australian housing policy-makers have taken an interest in the transfer of public housing to community housing providers (CHPs), partly as a means of transforming a social housing system dominated by financially unsustainable
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Briefing paper

28 Nov 2016

The research examined the impact of programs providing social housing with support for people experiencing homelessness under the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH).

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Audio program

09 Oct 2016

The eviction of social housing tenants from Sydney's CBD is nearly complete. The NSW government says it will build over a thousand houses elsewhere with the $500 million raised. But the sell-off has come at a social cost, and at the loss of an architecturally significant Sydney apartment block....

Research report

08 Oct 2016

The proportion of aged persons in Australia is set to increase significantly, posing many challenges. Amongst these is the growing number of households who lack housing security in retirement. The Age Pension in Australia is set at a comparatively low rate compared to other developed countries,...

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Commentary

Article

07 Oct 2016

The former chair of the NSW Heritage Council has criticised the state government's refusal to heritage list the landmark Sirius apartment building in the historic Rocks area of Sydney.

Key points:

  • NSW Government refusing to heritage list Sirius social housing complex, citing
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Research report

07 Sep 2016

In this Shelter Brief, Prof Morris, presents the experiences of a sample of Millers Point residents involved in the recent forced removal of public tenants.

The research arose out of discussions with the Millers Point Community Working Party.  Shelter agreed to publish it so that...

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Article

25 Aug 2016

Truth be told, most Australians live in good housing. This is good news for all of us because our housing is a major determinant of our health and wellbeing. But our very recent research findings, published this month in the Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community, and the...

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