The main driver of homelessness in Australia is housing costs – post-COVID rents, house prices and interest rates are all much higher. To house everyone, the housing system needs a major overhaul.
The recent federal budget neglects the need to reform an ailing system.
While the Productivity Commission’s critique of the national housing agreement is justified, its faith in the market is not. The Albanese government is right to invest in building social housing.
Australian state governments are struggling to meet growing demand for low-cost housing as cost-of-living pressure rises.
UNSW and ACOSS partnership launches an international review of housing and homelessness policies.
UNSW Sydney and ACOSS partnership research shows the impact of the pandemic on long-standing unaffordability, inequality and indebtedness.
Systemic reform for housing policy in Australia is still needed despite innovative emergency responses during the pandemic.
The pledge to build 30,000 homes over the next five years exposes the government's inaction, but it's still only a fraction of the number Australians need.
Projects for 2021 funded by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute are timely, practical and policy relevant.
A hands-off federal government simply isn't helping.