rental affordability


Renting beyond their means?

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...
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Greens Senator Scott Ludlam exaggerates rent increases

Greens Senator Scott Ludlam claims rental prices have doubled across the country and tripled in the ACT, Queensland and WA since 2000.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Did abolishing negative gearing push up rents?

Treasurer Joe Hockey claims abolishing negative gearing could push up rents, because that's what happened in the 1980s.
Conference paper

Shared room housing in Sydney: regulatory and enforcement challenges and policy responses

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.

Rental affordability snapshot 2020

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...

Somewhere to live: exploring solutions to the housing affordability crisis in Aotearoa New Zealand

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.

SVA Perspectives: housing

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:

Lessons from the National Rental Affordability Scheme

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...

Plenty of ideas, not much money

The federal government made it clear at the National Housing Conference that significant new spending isn’t likely.
Audio interview

Housing costs placing pressure on Australia's most vulnerable

Those in the private rental market are spending more than ever on keeping a roof over their heads in many parts of Australia.