homelessness

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Getting on the priority wait list is so challenging some applicants just give up.

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Finding stable housing is one of the biggest challenges facing prison leavers. Access to public housing flattens the curve on recidivism.

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In Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark, housing cooperatives help both renters and those wanting to own a secure, high-quality home. Better housing options for Australia are waiting in plain sight.

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UNSW and ACOSS partnership launches an international review of housing and homelessness policies.

A house in regional Australia

UNSW Sydney and ACOSS partnership research shows the impact of the pandemic on long-standing unaffordability, inequality and indebtedness.

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Systemic reform for housing policy in Australia is still needed despite innovative emergency responses during the pandemic.

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Many older women are in desperate need of affordable housing where they can age in place securely, with dignity and as part of a community. The siheyuan model offers ways to meet these needs.

Homeless man looking out to street

A hands-off federal government simply isn't helping.

People sleeping rough on the streets

Australia found shelter for more than 33,000 rough sleepers and other homeless people during the pandemic, but a coming surge in homelessness demands a comprehensive national housing strategy.

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The fallout from COVID-19 for housing and homelessness just adds to the urgency of fixing the long-standing ills of the housing market. The well-being of Australia's economy and people depends on it.

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