Tenure in social housing was once effectively unlimited, provided tenants paid their rent and maintained their property. But waiting list pressures have led to a new approach.
This guide is intended as a simple to use reference for social housing asset managers and others involved in social housing upgrades.
This strategy document outlines a five-year plan to support older Western Australians, particularly those on low to moderate incomes, to access affordable, manageable and stable homes so they can age well in their community of choice.
This small, but in-depth study, followed the installation of solar PV in low-income households living in community rental housing in Melbourne's western suburbs. The research makes a valuable contribution to informing the development of effective mechanisms for delivery of affordable energy and alleviating energy poverty....
The purpose of this paper is to establish the true extent of existing demand for social housing in Australia, and to model the potential future demand that could be created by shifts in the labour market as a result of automation and artificial intelligence (AI)....
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 summary report suggests that in 2018, most tenants in social housing were satisfied with services from their housing provider. Nearly all tenants cited feeling more settled and being able to manage their rent better as benefits of living in social housing.
This research investigated frameworks for funding social housing as infrastructure, including cost-benefit analysis and alternatives such as ‘avoided cost’ and ‘housing adjusted life years’, to develop stronger analytical methods.
This background paper provides context regarding older women’s homelessness. It offers some potential solutions to reduce women’s risk of homelessness with a focus on preventative and innovative approaches that look beyond social and community housing as the answer.
This report presents the findings of a research project commissioned by CHIA NSW and Homelessness NSW to provide estimates of the social and affordable housing need for Australia by sub-region and the likely costs to government of delivering housing to meet these needs over the...
Short-term or emergency accommodation is a service provided for the homeless, and those at risk of homelessness. This report explores the circumstances, experiences and housing outcomes of clients in short-term or emergency accommodation who sought assistance from specialist homelessness services between 1 July 2011 and...
Across Victoria, there are only 423 crisis ‘beds’ available to people experiencing homelessness and/or family violence. When those beds are full, agencies are completely dependent on the private housing system and they use the limited funds they have available to access low end hotels and...
Housing cooperatives are a growing presence in Australia’s housing system, providing a diversity of housing forms to a variety of household types across the income spectrum, typically serving low- and moderate-income households. The research presented in this report reviewed a selection of international cooperative housing...
This research modelled five alternative pathways to funding social housing and found the ‘capital grant’ model, supplemented by efficient financing, provides the most cost effective model for Australia. The research also established the current and future unmet need for social housing in different parts of...
A tenfold increase in building is needed to overcome the current social housing shortfall and cover projected growth in need. It can be done, and direct public investment is the cheapest way.
Drawing upon interview data, this paper examines the implementation of the My Property Choice’ (MPC) system as part of Sydney social housing relocation processes, revealing tensions surrounding efforts to increase residents’ choice.
This paper examines how housing figured in the development of classical liberal governmentality over the nineteenth century.
This study explores how social impact investment (SII) has been used for housing and homelessness objectives internationally, and examines three case studies where SII has been used in Australia.