housing affordability

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Housing policy is a stark point of difference at this election. While the government took promising steps to set up social housing finance, it has yet to give any sign it will finish what it started.

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Predictions of house price falls are unreliable, but there are some things we know for sure about the housing market in the next few years, says UNSW Business School's Jonathan Reeves.

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The rising number of people using rental housing need improved protection as the market diversifies into niche services, says a new UNSW study 10 years in the making.

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It's time to correct some of the flawed analysis and myths that are preventing development of good housing policy.

 

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UNSW researchers are hoping to shed light on the role that Airbnb plays in the housing affordability crisis in Australia's two biggest cities.

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Increasing the overall housing stock won't ensure an increase in availability of affordable housing. Governments need to need to have a much sharper policy focus on this issue, writes Hal Pawson.

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High rents and short-term rentals are driving people to share rooms with strangers in order to live in the city, writes Christian Tietz.

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With thousands of people sleeping rough in our major cities each night, vacant ‘ghost’ apartments are a source of public outrage, writes Hal Pawson.

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The 'first home super saver scheme' is bad economics, somewhat costly, and a cruel hoax on prospective buyers who are struggling with an out-of-control housing market, writes Richard Holden.

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New research by UNSW's Social Policy Research Centre has found that shared home ownership schemes for people with disability bring potential benefits but also expose people to debt risks.

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