The delivery of affordable housing in Australia is in desperate need of a shakeup, says UNSW City Futures Research Fellow Dr Laurence Troy.
The problems with housing systems in Australia and similar countries run deep. Solutions depend on a fundamental rethink of our approach to housing and its central place in our lives and the economy.
Don't be fooled by the figures from the NSW government – supply of public housing has not kept up with demand, writes Hal Pawson.
While homelessness is becoming more visible, it is not new in affluent societies like Australia, writes Anne O'Brien.
Provision of affordable housing cannot be left to the market: it requires a commitment of government at all levels to develop well-integrated and properly funded policies, write Bill Randolph, Hal Pawson and Vivienne Milligan.