Housing stress

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Report

Quantifying Australia’s unmet housing need: a national snapshot

The analysis outlined in this report reveals that over 600,000 Australian households are in housing stress, with the figure projected to rise to almost one million by 2041 without ongoing funding for social and affordable housing.
Report

A home of one’s own

This report highlights the heightened risk of homelessness for older women and single mother, and calls on the private and philanthropic sector to invest in social housing to help alleviate the worsening housing crisis in Australia.
Conference paper

Housing quality, neighbourhood environment and loneliness in COVID-19 pandemic

This study aimed to examine the extent to which housing quality, other housing attributes and neighbourhood characteristics contribute towards COVID-19 related loneliness in different household types.
Report

Precarious housing and wellbeing: a multi-dimensional investigation

This research examines how the bi-directional relationship between housing precariousness and wellbeing varies across population subgroups and over time; sheds light on the dimensions of housing precariousness that affect wellbeing, and vice versa; and considers how policy interventions to effectively minimise negative impacts of precarious...
Report

COVID-19: rental housing and homelessness impacts in Australia

This report shows renters on low and modest incomes are in the grip of a housing pincer, especially in regional Australia, as surging rents and the Commonwealth’s neglect of social and affordable housing creates acute stress.
Report

Pandemic pain: Victorian renters in lockdown

Tenants Victoria, the state's peak body for renters, surveyed renters about the financial impact of public-health lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey, conducted immediately after Victoria's fifth lockdown in August 2021, found that 69% said they were financially impacted by lockdowns, while more than...
Briefing paper

Housing deprivation brief

This large-scale New Zealand youth survey explores issues around housing deprivation.
Report

The crumbling Australian dream: an examination of Australia’s housing sector

Owning a home has always been a cornerstone of the Australian dream. This paper, written by Federal Labor MP for Macnamara, Josh Burns, demonstrates that it's a dream that is crumbling for far too many Australians.
Report

Double return

This study by Equity Economics, commissioned by Everybody’s Home, projects homelessness in Australia will surge and more Australian families will experience housing stress in 2021, due to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.
Report

Supporting Australia’s housing system: modelling pandemic policy responses

This research considers the economic literature relating to pandemics, and models a range of related economic outcomes on employment and unemployment by sector, and on the housing outcomes of home owners, private renters, and small investor landlords in Australia from late 2020 and through 2021.
Report

The lived experience of COVID-19: housing and household resilience

This study investigates housing outcomes during the first three months of the COVID-19 pandemic, and evaluates the complex interrelated impacts it is having on Australian households with a range of vulnerabilities.
Report

COVID-19 JobKeeper and JobSeeker impacts on poverty and housing stress under current and alternative economic and policy scenarios

The modelling in this paper highlights that the pre-COVID-19 social security system would not have been able to adequately respond to the huge negative economic shock generated by COVID and associated job loss. Poverty rates and housing stress are lower than they otherwise would have...
Report

Young people and housing supports in Australia: income support, social housing and post-homelessness housing outcomes

This paper reviews the dual system of housing support in Australia available to young people exiting the Specialist Homelessness Service (SHS) system.
Report

Trajectories: the interplay between mental health and housing pathways

It is hoped that this national study that will develop a clearer understanding of the relationships between the housing and mental health pathways of people with mental health issues, in order to identify potential points of practical intervention and key issues for system improvement.
Commentary

Growing numbers of renters are trapped for years in homes they can’t afford

New evidence from the Productivity Commission shows almost half of “rent-burdened” private tenants are likely to remain stuck in this situation for at least half a decade.
Commentary

Private renters are doing it tough in outer suburbs of Sydney and Melbourne

The ongoing trend of increasing housing cost pressures on lower-income Australians over the past decade provides the context for the high incidence of financial stress, particularly among tenants in low-rent areas of Sydney and Melbourne.
Policy report

NATSEM modelling shows electorates with the highest rates of housing stress, poverty and inequality

In this policy note, and for the first time, levels of housing stress, poverty and income inequality have been modelled on the new Federal Electorate boundaries.
Report

Retiring into poverty

This document outlines the issues facing older women living in housing insecurity or homelessness and identifies needed changes to policies and programs.
Report

A fair go? Measuring Australia's progress in reducing disadvantage for people with disabilities, 2001-2016

The aim of this report is to build on this work by examining trends in the extent of disadvantage and inequality experienced by working age adults with disability in Australia between 2001 and 2016.
Report

The opportunities, risks and possibilities of social impact investment for housing and homelessness

This study investigated the opportunities and risks for social impact investments (SII) to improve housing and homelessness outcomes in Australia. It described what social impact investing is and its application to housing and homelessness policy in Australia, as well as examined different finance models and...