Getting on the priority wait list is so challenging some applicants just give up.
Australian state governments are struggling to meet growing demand for low-cost housing as cost-of-living pressure rises.
UNSW Sydney and ACOSS partnership research shows the impact of the pandemic on long-standing unaffordability, inequality and indebtedness.
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.
Analysis of online listings on common online platforms shows even modest reductions in Airbnb listings increased supply of longer-term rentals. The result was lower local rents.
There's a program ready. It'd create 30,000 homes and renovate thousands more, creating up to 18,000 jobs.
Australia has managed to house the homeless in hotels during the COVID-19 pandemic. We now have an opportunity to be thinking about longer-term solutions.
A social housing stimulus investment program would better facilitate the recovery of lives and livelihoods’ after the pandemic.
The pandemic has brought to a head deep-rooted problems with how housing is provided in Australia. Fortunately, the solutions can play a central role in the national recovery process.
Helping tenants find work supposedly creates a pathway into private rental housing, freeing up social housing for others. Private rental costs and the situations of many tenants make that unrealistic.