Low income housing

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Lower income housing
NARROWER TERMS
Position paper

How to reduce homelessness and boost incomes and jobs: social housing as infrastructure

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.
Report

Parking requirement impacts on housing affordability

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.
Commentary

Plenty of ideas, not much money

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

Australia’s household infrastructure bill: analysis report

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.
Report

Project 30,000: producing social and affordable housing on government land

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...
Commentary

Homelessness soars in our biggest cities, driven by rising inequality since 2001

Governments must find ways to urgently increase both the supply and size of affordable rental dwellings for people with the lowest incomes.
Report

The changing geography of homelessness: a spatial analysis from 2001 to 2016

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.
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

Rental affordability snapshot 2019

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...
Blog post

Online engagement rises to the global affordable housing challenge

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.