Developers push build-to-rent housing amid calls to tackle affordability

Construction industry Low income housing Rental housing Housing Property development

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 this, and start making policy to address the issue.

An approach that's taken off in the United States and the UK is what's known as build-to-rent housing.

One big developer, Mirvac, is pushing ahead with such a project and is on the hunt for investors to get it off the ground. But will it improve affordability for renters?

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