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This report provides an overview of the types, extent and benefits of government assistance available to homeowners and renters as well as to people experiencing homelessness, and to specific population groups.Housing assistance helps people meet their basic human need for shelter and security and can...
Rent assistance to tenants in the private rental market is provided through two programs: Commonwealth Rent Assistance (CRA) and Commonwealth State Housing Agreement (CSHA) private rent assistance (PRA).
Almost 497,000 low-income households are spending more than 30% of their income on housing costs, and are classified as being ‘in housing stress’. With 45% of low-income private renters and 42% of low-income mortgagees in housing stress, housing assistance is increasingly an essential ‘safety net’...
This paper examines the Commonwealth-State Housing Agreement of 1956 --commonly seen as marking a shift in policy and in political rhetoric, away from public housing provision towards private home-ownership.
This paper reviews the housing cost data available in Australia, and derives and presents series of real price indexes for 1979-92 and real rent indexes for 1980-92 for most of the capital cities. It shows a dramatic increase in the annual cost of owning relative...
This paper analyses the achievement of first home ownership among cohorts of women and men who have become adults since the Second World War. It examines the impacts of the housing market and home ownership policies, as well as decisions about marriage and children on...