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Rising rents creating a ‘time bomb’ of homelessness for older Australians

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 30th October 2019 -  Homelessness among people over 55 is rising faster than any other age group

Senate backs calls for a review of rent assistance payments

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 16th October 2019 -  This follows research showing 170,000 Australian homes were left with less than $35 a day after paying rent

NAB tackles social housing shortage with $2 billion pledge

Luke Michael, Monday, 14th October 2019 -  The bank will offer loans of up to $5 million to crisis accommodation providers

Opinion

Australia is bracing for a tsunami of homeless women

Jan Berriman, Thursday, 10th October 2019 -  On World Homelessness Day, Jan Berriman from YWCA Housing explains the reasons behind the rise in the number of homeless women and suggests some practical solutions.

Opinion

The National Rental Affordability Scheme: In defence of a worthy program

Adrian Pisarski, Tuesday, 1st October 2019 -  Adrian Pisarski, executive officer of National Shelter, rebutts a recent blog by the Grattan Institute criticising the National Rental Affordability Scheme and sets the record straight on the important role the program plays.

170,000 Aussie homes left with less than $35 a day after paying rent

Luke Michael, Monday, 30th September 2019 -  The number of low-income households struggling to pay their rent has doubled in the past two decades, new research shows.

Commonwealth wipes Tasmania’s housing debt

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 11th September 2019 -  Tasmania is set to redirect $230 million into improving the supply of housing and reducing homelessness after the Morrison government waived the state’s housing-related Commonwealth debt.

Why waiting lists don’t tell the full story on social housing demand

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 4th September 2019 -  Demand for social housing in Australia could be more than 300 per cent higher than waiting lists suggest, according to new research.

‘It’s just heartbreaking’: Newstart recipients turned away from homelessness services

Luke Michael, Monday, 2nd September 2019 -  Homelessness services are being forced to turn away hundreds of people every day, as they struggle to deal with a surge in Newstart recipients seeking help.

Soaring mortgage debt causing headaches for older Australians

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 28th August 2019 -  Older Australians are suffering mental health problems and psychological distress because of soaring mortgage debt, new research shows.  
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