This ACOSS paper proposes that the federal government work with states and territories, local government and community housing providers (CHPs) to develop a social housing investment package, for announcement in the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) statement towards the end of 2019.
This report examines the impacts of residential parking requirements (the number of off-street parking spaces mandated at a particular location) on housing affordability. It also describes more efficient and equitable strategies that support social and environmental goals.
This report presents data on Australia’s household infrastructure bill, that is the amount paid by households for water and sewerage, energy, transport and communications.
Plan Melbourne, the latest 30-year plan for Greater Melbourne, commits the state government to exploring a series of policy responses to the housing crisis, including utilising government land to host social and affordable housing. This report responds to this commitment by identifying over 195 hectares...
Governments must find ways to urgently increase both the supply and size of affordable rental dwellings for people with the lowest incomes.
This study examines the changing geography of homelessness. It outlines the extent to which homelessness has become more spatially concentrated over time; where it has risen and fallen; and the importance that housing affordability, poverty and labour market opportunities play in reshaping its distribution.
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.
Each year, Anglicare Australia agencies use data provided by the REA group to analyse rental listings on realestate.com.au. Properties are assessed for their affordability for low income households. This year’s snapshot surveyed over 69,000 private rental listings across the country over one sample weekend, revealing...
Housing is a human right. But solutions to current affordable housing scarcity might be better served by an online engagement approach to involve community in effective and sustainable outcomes, writes Sally Hussey.