Multiple Housing Problems: A view through the housing niche lens – Cities

ABSTRACT Highlights Less than 10% of the population have multiple housing problems. Combinations of housing problems within the housing niche are diverse. Suggests person-focussed, rather than housing problem-focussed, interventions. This paper presents an alternative view on the patterning of housing problems – across populations and within people. The conceptualization of housing problems through a ‘housing … [Read More] Multiple Housing Problems: A view through the housing niche lens – Cities

Trump Era Casts New Shadow Over Refugees – Chatham House

Extract from an artilce by Jeff Crisp The international community’s response to the global refugee crisis was already inadequate. President Trump is now putting even the small steps achieved so far in doubt. In the short time since his inauguration, President Donald Trump has suspended the entire US refugee resettlement programme and barred the admission … [Read More] Trump Era Casts New Shadow Over Refugees – Chatham House

Solar panels no longer domain of rich, new research finds – The Fifth Estate

Extract The highest uptake of solar PV systems is coming from families and those on lower incomes, new research from the Queensland University of Technology has found. The research, led by Dr Jeff Sommerfeld from QUT’s Creative Industries Faculty School of Design, puts lie to the common view that solar panels are mostly installed by … [Read More] Solar panels no longer domain of rich, new research finds – The Fifth Estate

Passive House Social Housing at No Extra Cost: That’s the plan for Melbourne project 34 G – The Fifth Estate

A group of investors is using self-managed super funds to develop a social housing project in Melbourne at Passive House standards and at cost parity with conventional social housing. Grün Consulting director Clare Parry and social entrepreneur Nick Lane have teamed up for the project at Melbourne’s north western middle ring suburb of Heidelberg West. Parry … [Read More] Passive House Social Housing at No Extra Cost: That’s the plan for Melbourne project 34 G – The Fifth Estate

Sensible reform to finance affordable housing deserves cross-party support – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Julie Lawson, Honorary Associate Professor, RMIT University Treasurer Scott Morrison’s visit to … London last week [included] a lengthy meeting with the UK’s Housing Finance Corporation (THFC) to discuss an affordable housing financial intermediary with its chief executive, Piers Williamson. Founded in 1987 to make up for the shortfall in public funding, … [Read More] Sensible reform to finance affordable housing deserves cross-party support – The Conversation

Australian Social Policy Conference – UNSW

Sydney, 25–27 September 2017 The Australian Social Policy Conference (ASPC) is the pre-eminent multidisciplinary conference concerned with issues of social policy in Australia and beyond. It attracts over 350 participants from academia, government and the community social welfare sector internationally. The ASPC will address the most pressing challenges facing Australian policy makers, practitioners and researchers at … [Read More] Australian Social Policy Conference – UNSW

EVENT – Film: Chasing Asylum – Free screening

Melbourne,  22 February, 2017 From Academy Award winner Eva Ormer, Chasing Asylum gives us documentary insight into the lived experience of asylum seekers in offshore detention. This film does more than invite us to imagine the lives of others. It shows the stark realities of life in offshore detention. Some of you will have seen this film … [Read More] EVENT – Film: Chasing Asylum – Free screening

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