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Many rural towns where mining is dominant industry are characterised by housing stress and lack of affordable housing. High demand for housing in prospering mining towns has driven up rates for rental housing. Although mining company employees earn high wages, other members of the community...
The aims of the research which is detailed in this final report included to: examine the relationships between housing policy and regional development by positing that local housing market conditions primarily determine the range and extent of social and economic impacts of government housing interventions;...
What makes a great city? It is a pressing question because by 2030, 5 billion people"60 percent of the world's population"will live in cities, compared with 3.6 billion today, turbo-charging the world's economic growth. But for the leaders who govern cities, the challenges are tough....
The participation of homelessness assistance agencies throughout the Loddon Mallee Region (LOMA) in workshops 'Putting human rights into action: using human rights in homelessness advocacy and service delivery' is discussed. The key aspects of the workshops are highlighted.
The following issues in regional housing markets are discussed in this article: changed demand for housing; housing market response; and impact on low income households.
Housing affordability is a pressing social issue for many Australians with public housing stocks not coping with demand in recent years. Local government has a genuine capacity through partnerships with the other spheres of government as well as with private sector community housing and property...
An innovative program in rural Victoria matches young homeless women with older homeless women and provides them with a range of support services.The result is more stability in the accommodation setting, mutual benefit and satisfaction for clients, and impressive rates of permanent housing outcomes.
This report provides a fresh analysis of data on hidden homeless populations in unsupported temporary accommodation (UTA) in order to lift the lid on the true extent of homelessness in England.
This guide aims to unpack the stereotypical image of the rough sleeper as representatitve of the homeless population, and to contextualise experiences of homelessness within recent data.
Population growth and population distribution affect most areas of public policy. This paper examines the benefits that population growth and migration bring to Australia, whilst remaining aware of the challenges created by having a larger population.