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Time for Meaningful Reforms for Housing Affordability

Wendy Hayhurst, Monday, 31st October 2016 -  The not-for-profit sector will be lobbying hard to ensure that the rules of any new affordable housing system results in a meaningful reform and not just a grand-sounding but empty

Housing Affordability Measures Going ‘Backwards’ Minister Warns

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 20th October 2016 -  Australia’s affordable housing measures so far have gone backwards and meeting current challenges needs the joint effort of all levels of government, the assistant minister for…

Housing Affordability Must be Linked to Infrastructure Agenda

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 6th October 2016 -  Any new strategies to address housing affordability and homelessness should be linked to Australia’s infrastructure agenda, according to sector leaders at a community forum in

‘Ikea for Homes’ Offers Solution to Housing Affordability Crisis

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 4th October 2016 -  Described as “Ikea on steroids”, the first flat-packed, off-grid, tiny homes will use vacant city spaces and cut the costs of standard housing. Big World Homes is a social enterprise

Single Working Women Locked Out of Rental Market

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 4th October 2016 -  Single working women are being locked out of Melbourne’s rental market, with only 25 per cent of suburbs affordable today, compared to 50 per cent a decade ago. New data analysis from

Push for NSW Govt to Increase Affordable Housing Supply

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 6th September 2016 -  New South Wales needs 100,000 new affordable homes in 10 years to tackle the housing problem, with current government efforts called a “drop in the ocean”. In an open letter to Premier

One Million Australians Live In Poor-Quality Housing

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 1st September 2016 -  More than one million Australians are living in poor-quality housing, which could see slums emerge almost 100 years after they were eradicated. Research from the University of Adelaide,

Households Paying up to 85% of Income on Rent

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 16th June 2016 -  Low and moderate-income households are paying up to 85 per cent of their income to secure rental properties in Australia, according to new data. The Rental Affordability Index, created

200,000 on Social Housing Waitlist

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 2nd June 2016 -  Almost 200,000 Australians are on the waiting list to access social housing and the number of available homes has barely increased from the previous year, according to a new report.

Budget 2016: Housing Affordability Ignored

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 4th May 2016 -  The first Turnbull budget has ignored the issue of housing affordability according to Not for Profit experts. National Shelter executive officer Adrian Pisarski said that in a budget

Government’s Plan to Tackle Housing Affordability

Xavier Smerdon, Friday, 8th January 2016 -  The Turnbull government’s announcement that it will set up a working group to investigate innovative ways to improve the availability of affordable housing has been welcomed…

National Taskforce to Tackle Housing Affordability

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 14th April 2015 -  A new national taskforce will tackle housing affordability as a new report confirms that stable housing is the key to long-term employment. Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey announced…
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