Stable and affordable housing is an important instrument in the fight against poverty, but there are problems of shortages in Australia. This paper considers the extent of these and proposes policy options to effectively bridge that gap.
This study investigated how social housing pathways are conceptualised and constructed by housing policies in Australia; who is moving into and out of social housing; and what is the lived experience of people who have moved into, within or out of social housing.
This research provides a new national evidence-base on pathways into, within, and out of social housing tenancies to assist understanding of entry and exit patterns, and housing and non-housing outcomes.
Head of the advocacy group National Shelter says homelessness will not be solved without fixing the housing system, and claims social housing levels in Australia have fallen from a high of 7.1 per cent in 1991 to a low of 4.2 per cent tin 2019.
This report outlines key housing needs and challenges for women through national research undertaken across regional Australia. It offers new knowledge and insights that are relevant for policy and key decision makers across all levels of government, community housing providers, researchers and the private sector.
In the context of declining home ownership and growing housing insecurity among older Australians, this paper asks whether social housing can provide the three critical functions of home (asset, gateway and expression) as people age.
Energy affordability is an increasing challenge for social housing tenants. In recognition of this, many social housing providers across Australia are placing stronger strategic emphasis on improving the energy performance of their stock.
The Victorian government funded Aboriginal Housing Victoria to develop this framework, which aims to build a new approach to ensuring all Aboriginal Victorians have safe, secure and stable housing.
This paper explores the impact of a social service – social housing – on people’s wellbeing. It does this by using a novel method to link administrative records and survey data.