Boarding houses

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Boardinghouses
Rooming houses
Lodging houses
NARROWER TERMS

A boarding house is living accommodation with multiple rooms or beds available for separate rent with commonly shared facilities such as kitchen and bathrooms.

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.
Journal article

Enhancing social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal boarding students

The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the relevance and effectiveness of a pilot SEL program that had been designed for use in the Aboriginal boarding context.
Guide

Protecting children in our care: AHL Child Protection Framework

The Aboriginal Hostels Limited's (AHL) Child Protection Framework demonstrates AHL’s commitment and intent to create safe environments and applies to all staff, volunteers and minors in our care in our facilities.This framework has been developed to provide a practical guide to prevent child abuse in...
Strategy

Aboriginal Hostels Limited corporate plan 2019-2023

This plan sets out a series of core operational and strategic priorities which Aboriginal Hostels Limited (AHL) will continue to pursue in addressing business efficiency, financial sustainability, improved service delivery, sustainable asset management, accountability and strong corporate governance
Report

Informal accommodation and vulnerable households: scale, drivers and policy responses in metropolitan Sydney

This report finds low-income and other vulnerable groups are being forced into informal housing arrangements, such as share accommodation. A chronic shortage of social and affordable housing means some people are forced to live in severely overcrowded situations that contravene planning and building regulations.
Report

Inquiry into the future of the private rental sector

This study focused on the Australian private rental sector including formal rules (policies and regulation); organisations and structures; and informal rules (social norms and practices), and reviewed the sector in ten countries.
Report

Navigating a changing private rental sector: opportunities and challenges for low-income renters

This study investigated how low-income renters navigate the private rental sector (PRS) via three core pathways: the formal, informal and supported pathways. It provides practitioners and policy makers with an evidence base on changing practices and ways forward in shaping equitable PRS institutions.
Report

Private rental in transition: institutional change, technology and innovation in Australia

This research is a comprehensive analysis of the private rental sector (PRS) and explores the interplay between regulation, organisations and structures, and social norms and practices of prevailing policies. It also explores the impact of innovation and digital technology on the sector.
Report

Five years of the Boarding House Act 2012 in New South Wales

This report finds that while the Boarding Houses Act 2012 was an historic step forward which has brought some improvement, it has not created the real change needed for the residents of boarding houses in New South Wales.
Working paper

Backrooms, wards and backlanes: the landscape of disability in nineteenth-century Melbourne

This paper has two specific objectives (i) to ‘locate'disabled people in nineteenth-century Melbourne by showing where and how they lived; and (ii) to illustrate the socio-spatial relations that shaped their lives.