Housing affordability issues were apparent in the United Kingdom even before the coronavirus pandemic, which has exposed just how vulnerable many people are to a sudden economic shock and the inadequacy of the housing safety net. This report is not just about the housing benefit...
Greens Senator Scott Ludlam claims rental prices have doubled across the country and tripled in the ACT, Queensland and WA since 2000.
Treasurer Joe Hockey claims abolishing negative gearing could push up rents, because that's what happened in the 1980s.
This paper argues that there is a need for regulatory and policy reforms, such as reviews of tenancy regulations for secure occupancy, affordable housing models/designs, and efficient monitoring and reconciliation systems to address tenants’ challenges in the shared housing sector.
Renters are on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic. Many are losing their incomes, and some are scared of being forced out of their homes. Welfare increases have given many Australians badly needed relief. This year's Rental Affordability Snapshot shows that the private rental market...
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.
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:
This presentation to the University of NSW Social Policy Conference in Sydney identifies better ways for governments to help poorer Australians into housing: fund social housing directly; boost Commonwealth Rent Assistance by 40 per cent and index it to low-income rents; increase supply to make...