Housing and health

NARROWER TERMS:
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.
Report

Understanding Specialist Disability Accommodation funding

This study examined the Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) program and the attitudes of industry to investment and participation in that program. It questioned developers, investors, housing providers, prospective tenants and governments on how the SDA program will generate new supply that meets the needs and...
Policy report

Inclusive, connected and just: our vision for NSW

This report identifies areas where the current system is not working well for disadvantaged people. It outlines concrete, achievable solutions to ensure that some of the most marginalised people in our communities do not miss out on the benefits of a strong economy.
Guide

WHO housing and health guidelines

Improved housing conditions can save lives, prevent disease, increase quality of life, reduce poverty, and help mitigate climate change. Housing is becoming increasingly important to health in light of urban growth, ageing populations and climate change.
Briefing paper

Climate, housing and health profiling: promoting housing quality to improve health and wellbeing

The links between poor housing quality and New Zealand’s high incidence of health-related fatality are well recognised. Each year more than 20 children are killed by respiratory diseases linked to unhealthy housing. Mortality is especially high among low-income Māori and Pacific families who live in...