Australia Needs to Reboot Affordable Housing Funding, not Scrap it – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Chris Martin, Research Fellow, Housing Policy and Practice, UNSW & Hal Pawson, Associate Director – City Futures – Urban Policy and Strategy, City Futures Research Centre, Housing Policy and Practice, UNSW Federal government ministers have cast a cloud over funding for social housing and homelessness services, leading to speculation that the National Affordable … [Read More] Australia Needs to Reboot Affordable Housing Funding, not Scrap it – The Conversation

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

Public Housing Renewal and Social Determinants of Health – Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community

ABSTRACT This article draws on the concept of residential context of housing and its relationship to health. It considers a bundle of changes through implementation of a housing renewal initiative as part of the Carlton Housing Estate Upgrading Project in Melbourne, Australia. Beyond the quality and appropriateness of the housing, pertinent factors explored include social … [Read More] Public Housing Renewal and Social Determinants of Health – Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community

From Housing Assets, to Housing People: Fixing Australia’s social housing system – Infrastructure Partnerships Australia

A major new report by Infrastructure Partnerships Australia, with financial modelling by KPMG, released at the National Press Club, outlines a plan to fix Australia’s struggling public housing system by providing more money and more places for vulnerable households.  EXECUTIVE SUMMARY – Extract Social housing is the joint Commonwealth-state funded system of publicly-subsidised housing, which … [Read More] From Housing Assets, to Housing People: Fixing Australia’s social housing system – Infrastructure Partnerships Australia

A Mainstream Social Housing Response to Dementia – Working with Older People

ABSTRACT Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore how social housing providers could respond to residents living with dementia in non-specialist housing. Design/methodology/approach: A research framework was developed from published material and used to assess how dementia friendly a national housing provider was, and what could be different. Electronic surveys were completed by … [Read More] A Mainstream Social Housing Response to Dementia – Working with Older People

Towards a National Housing Strategy – Compass Housing Services

Extract For the past decade in Australia there has been a growing awareness of a housing crisis and the absence of a national strategy to address it. …it was argued that the current Australian housing system was poorly placed to deal with immediate and longer-term challenges—affordability was declining and housing supply was constrained, while the … [Read More] Towards a National Housing Strategy – Compass Housing Services

Our cities will stop working without a decent national housing policy – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Ralph Horne, Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor, Research & Innovation; Director of UNGC Cities Programme; Professor, RMIT University and David Adamson, Emeritus Professor: Social and Community Policy, The University of South Wales We have to move the housing conversation beyond a game of political football about negative-gearing winners and losers. Australia needs a bipartisan, … [Read More] Our cities will stop working without a decent national housing policy – The Conversation

The Ache for Home – St Vincent de Paul Society

The Ache for Home paper was prepared by the National Social Justice Commitee of the St Vincent de Paul Society, Australia, with the assistance of the research staff of the National Council office of the Society. The paper was officially launched at the Australian Parliament House Senate Gardens on March 2 by Society CEO, Dr … [Read More] The Ache for Home – St Vincent de Paul Society

Delivering Social Housing: Examining the Nexus between Social Housing and Democratic Planning – Housing, Theory and Society

ABSTRACT The construction of social housing in gentrifying neighbourhoods can ignite contestation, revealing tensions between economic imperatives, social policy and neighbourhood change. With a view to understanding how the convergence of these agendas preserve unpopular, but socially critical housing infrastructure, the aim of this paper is to explore how the challenges social housing implementation encounters … [Read More] Delivering Social Housing: Examining the Nexus between Social Housing and Democratic Planning – Housing, Theory and Society

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