Housing stress

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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

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

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

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

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...
Conference paper

Building transformation through housing expos: a multi-pronged strategy to help address the wicked problem of affordable housing

Housing expos have the potential to demonstrate alternative living environments as viable options to the current housing choices which are largely limited to new apartments for singles and couples and detached suburban housing designed for families.
Conference paper

Archetypes and other heuristics for planning in the social complexity of the Australian private rental system

In the context of declining home ownership and decreasing levels of financial, physical, material and ontological security, this paper captures renters’ subjective micronarratives and uses a participatory methodological approach developed for understanding social complexity.
Conference paper

Housing displacement in Australian cities: a Brisbane case-study

This paper explores housing insecurity and displacement within the case-study of Brisbane the impact of these factors on low to middle income households; and the implications for planning policy and practice at the metropolitan scale.
Conference paper

Mapping the 'mis-location' of private rental tenure in Australian housing market: A case study of Brisbane, Australia

Using Brisbane as a case study, this paper undertakes neighbourhood scale mapping and uses cross-sectional approaches to address critical gaps in the understanding of spatial rent mismatch in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas.