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This research project will provide policy-makers and housing practitioners with new knowledge into the future housing and support needs of people with dementia. It will advance strategies to support tenants, extend their capacity to age-in-place and improve service coordination in this area.
Changes in the profile of public housing tenants in recent decades have seen growth in the number of tenants with complex needs. Many tenants who engage in demanding behaviour fit within this category. These tenants are especially susceptible to the cycle of homelessness and its...
This report identifies emerging policy and management issues for public housing providers and for Commonwealth and state/territory governments as older people in public housing seek to age in place.At the 2001 Census, 102,735 older persons (aged 65 years or more) were housed in 87,940 public...
Terry Burke challenges orthodox views of the relationship between the market and the state, between social housing provision and support, and between past housing needs and those of the future.
This paper addresses the role of regulation in protecting the interests of tenants, funders and housing providers and the need to strengthen the provision of Indigenous community housing.
Key messages in the discussion paper include:
• Addressing the shortage of housing supply through...
Victoria lacks basic standards for rental properties. This makes it legal for exploitative landlords to rent out properties with no heating, cooking facilities or hot water.
Properties can even have holes in the roof or other major structural problems that make them potentially dangerous...
In December 2009 Ms A, a single mother with three children, complained to the ACT Ombudsman about having been on Housing ACT’s High Needs housing list for six months and not receiving any assistance from them. Ms A had been living in shortterm rental accommodation...
This project looked at transfers in three jurisdictions (New South Wales, Tasmania and Victoria) and involved in-depth interviews with stakeholders and focus groups with former public housing tenants that transferred to not-for-profit landlords.
Between 1995 and 2012, 21 279 dwellings were...
Indigenous households were 6 times as likely as other Australian households to live in social housing, with an estimated 31% of Indigenous households living in such housing in 2013, this report finds.
A large proportion of housing assistance to Indigenous households...
The recently released Forrest Review raises the issue that current public and social housing policies trap Indigenous and other Australians in areas ‘even when there are no jobs there’. Some of the Review's proposals include charging people living in public or social housing who are...