social housing

A view of a street with a row of new houses being built

The recent federal budget neglects the need to reform an ailing system.

A one-way sign with building development behind

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.

close up shot of a social housing block

Many low-income households can endure temperatures in their homes close to 40°C during summer and as little as 5°C during winter.

a woman stands on an apartment balcony crowded with clothes lines

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

social housing apartment tower block against a blue sky

Australian state governments are struggling to meet growing demand for low-cost housing as cost-of-living pressure rises.

A house in regional Australia

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

frame sits on the upper level of a two-storey house under construction

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.

rental signs outside a block of units

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.

Construction of apartment block

There's a program ready. It'd create 30,000 homes and renovate thousands more, creating up to 18,000 jobs.

homelessness

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.

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