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Older Australians being pushed to the brink of homelessness

Nikki Stefanoff, Thursday, 1st July 2021 -  New data reveals the number of older Australians experiencing rent stress has increased by 11 per cent over the last year – prompting advocates to call for the government to

Aussies suffering from rental stress and struggling to find social housing

Luke Michael, Friday, 24th January 2020 -  The Productivity Commission found many people were experiencing chronic housing stress   More than four in 10 low-income renters in Australia are struggling to pay their rent despite

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

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. The Productivity Commission’s latest report found that

Shifting Management to NFPs is Good for Public Housing

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 25th January 2017 -  Transferring the management of public housing from state and territory governments to not-for-profit housing providers can revive run-down estates and build more homes, according
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