While you’re here… help us stay here.

As we confront the economic impacts of the pandemic, we need your support even more. So that we can continue to bring you the latest in policy and research, please donate to APO.

Housing and health

NARROWER TERMS
Interactive resource

My Home Space

This website provides interactive information resources for the design of housing, technology, and support within Australia’s National Disability Strategy
Report

Housing, technology and support innovation within a National Disability Strategy

A priority of Australia’s National Disability Strategy is building inclusive and accessible communities, with a focus on housing responses. This research provides directions for design and delivery of housing and support for people with disability and resulting high needs.
Report

Assessing the condition of New Zealand housing: survey methods and findings

This is the first report presenting findings from a national housing assessment survey undertaken in 2018/19. It presents a high-level overview of results, with national estimates and by tenure.
Conference paper

What types of evidence are available for translating health evidence into planning strategies for higher density living? A review of the literature

Despite abundant knowledge and research highlighting the significance of urban planning for improving health outcomes, there remains an absence of understanding of how health evidence can be translated into planning policy and practice, particularly for higher density urban development. This paper presents the findings of...
Report

Improving outcomes for apartment residents and neighbourhoods

This research investigates the experiences of lower-income apartment residents in relation to planning and infrastructure provision; urban design; building design and management; neighbourhood amenities and facilities; and ongoing place management and community engagement so as to improve wellbeing, community and housing affordability outcomes.
Journal article

Enhancing social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal boarding students

The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the relevance and effectiveness of a pilot SEL program that had been designed for use in the Aboriginal boarding context.
Report

Pilyii Papulu Purrukaj-ji (Good housing to prevent sickness)

This report provides a case study of Tennant Creek and the surrounding Barkly Region in the Northern Territory, to highlight the relationship between remote housing, crowding and infectious disease.
Briefing paper

Home for good

This policy brief is intended to restore the idea of home as both a psychological and social asset to our discourse on housing, rather than just a financial asset. It is specifically concerned with the role of the home as we age, positing that successful...
Literature review

Trajectories: the interplay between mental health and housing pathways

This publication provides a short summary of the evidence and data sources on housing, homelessness and mental health in Australia. It forms part of a national study undertaken by Mind Australia and the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI).
Briefing paper

Improving access to housing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander renal patients with complex care needs

This paper recommends that the Commonwealth and Northern Territory governments should consider an integrated care package that addresses the broader care needs of renal patients, including housing needs, in partnership with patients, families, Aboriginal health and housing organisations, Aboriginal medical services and other stakeholders.