“Housing First” Takes Second Place – Inside Story

Extract from an article by Lesley Russell Australia’s shocking homelessness statistics – one in every 200 peoplehomeless at any one time, and a staggering one in eight without a home at some point in their lives – are a reminder that the homeless are not just the people we see on the streets. Around 7000 … [Read More] “Housing First” Takes Second Place – Inside Story

Time for Action on Afordable Housing for Seniors – Community Care Review

Extract Governments need to urgently increase their investment in affordable housing options and specialist support services to address the growing number of older people in housing stress, writes Fiona York. It is often assumed that the older generations are home owners, and the discussion on housing and older people is often focused on downsizing, passing … [Read More] Time for Action on Afordable Housing for Seniors – Community Care Review

States Drag Feet on Affordable Housing, with Victoria the worst – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Carolyn Whitzman, Professor of Urban Planning, University of Melbourne. Moral panic over recent increases in visibly homeless people in central Melbourne has brought to the fore the critical shortage of affordable housing across the metropolitan areas of Australia’s wealthiest cities. But living on the street is only the tip of the … [Read More] States Drag Feet on Affordable Housing, with Victoria the worst – The Conversation

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

Social infrastructure: The policy conundrum of growing cities – The Mandarin

Extract from an article by Andrew Wear Australian governments are still learning how to deal with the challenges and complexity of delivering infrastructure to rapidly growing outer-suburban communities. But the policy area is crucial. Australia’s cities are growing fast. Of all the OECD nations, only Israel grew faster than Australia over the past decade. By 2061, … [Read More] Social infrastructure: The policy conundrum of growing cities – The Mandarin

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