In this research paper, Dr Jenny McArthur proposes a package of solutions to disrupt the speculative cycle, safely lower housing prices, and boost alternative housing provision to meet the diverse needs of New Zealanders.
The State of the Nation Report 2020 looks back on one decade and forward to a brand new one. This report looks at five specific areas of social wellbeing and measures outcomes that impact on the wellbeing of the communities, whānau and individuals.
In preparing this pre-budget submission, Uniting has drawn on their expertise and experience in delivering the social justice, community services and chaplaincy work of the NSW and ACT Synod of the Uniting Church. They identify key priorities for government investment to support disadvantaged people and...
Australia’s social housing system is under considerable pressure, with high demand, but manifestly inadequate supply. In this context, governments have introduced ‘pathways’ frameworks to promote movement through the social housing system. This report explores tenants’ experiences and perspectives on these social housing pathways.
Social Ventures Australia has developed an evidence-informed perspective on the actions required to achieve stable, appropriate and affordable accommodation for all Australians with tailored wrap-around support and transitional opportunities for low-income earners. Recommendations Adequate and appropriate supply of housing stock across the housing continuum:
With evidence-based case examples from the UK, Canada, USA and Australia, this e-book not only provides a commentary on issues that have challenged public engagement in 2019, but brings together the transformative potential of engaged communities.
The supply of affordable private rental housing in Australian cities: short-term and longer-term changes
This research charts the changes in the supply of affordable and available private rental housing for lower income households between 2011 and 2016, and is the latest in a series of projects detailing affordable rental housing supply every five years since 1996 using Census data.
This study analyses current geographic mobility and downsizing behaviours among Australians aged over 55, and considers the barriers to, and consequences of downsizing. Retired Australians tend to retain high levels of housing wealth (rising to 49% of assets for homeowners aged 75+) and most choose...
This report, investigating the links between home ownership and population ageing, finds that delays in home purchase are broadly consistent with other social and demographic trends. The report concludes that those at greatest disadvantage in retirement are renters.
This article highlights the challenges for urban policy in adopting and adapting, rather than rejecting, a multi-dimensional concept of housing affordability and consequently, the importance of new ways of measuring urban housing affordability.