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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 There has been a 37 per cent increase of older people using homelessness services since 2013, according

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. If a nation

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

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. A report from Compass Housing Services used census

Homelessness in NSW reaches ‘crisis point’

Luke Michael, Monday, 26th August 2019 -  Crisis accommodation for people experiencing homelessness in Sydney has almost hit capacity, new data shows, prompting calls for an urgent injection of social housing across the

Housing the new infrastructure

Robert Pradolin, Thursday, 18th July 2019 -  If we aspire to be an innovative, multicultural and inclusive society, we must provide housing for all, rich or poor, writes Robert Pradolin, in this article making the case for recognising

Vulnerable People Need Greater Social Housing Support

Luke Michael, Friday, 1st March 2019 -  Disadvantaged Australians are struggling to settle into social housing, with research revealing 43 per cent of residents are leaving their properties within 18 months. The report

More South Australians Struggling – Health and Housing

Dr Alice Clark, Thursday, 28th February 2019 -  Dr Alice Clark, the executive director of Shelter SA, reflects on the links between housing and health, following the release of a report looking at prescription data from people

Is Social Housing Essential Infrastructure?

Contributor, Thursday, 7th February 2019 -  How we think about it does matter, write Kathleen Flanagan, Chris Martin, Julie Lawson and Keith Jacobs, in this article which was first published in The Conversation. We know that

Sector Slams Social Housing Spending at All Levels of Government

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 23rd January 2019 -  Victoria spends less than any other state in Australia on social housing, new research shows, with the community housing sector labelling the figures a “damning insight” into years

Government Would Save $1.6 Billion by Boosting Social Housing Construction to Post-war Levels, Says Report

Luke Michael, Friday, 16th November 2018 -  Australia needs a tenfold increase in social housing construction to combat a shortfall of almost half a million properties left by 25 years of inadequate investment, a new report

New Research Finds Many Fear Threat Of Homelessness

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 8th August 2018 -  Homelessness is now a mainstream issue in Australia, social sector advocates say, after new research revealed 42 per cent of Australians feared becoming homeless. The Essential
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