States’ social housing boom no substitute for Federal funding commitment
By Hal Pawson. This story first appeared in the Fifth Estate – read the original story here. As tens of thousands prepare to take a financial hit with the end of COVID-related disaster payments, our new research shows that renters on low and modest incomes are already in the grip of a housing pincer, especially in regional Australia. Inflamed…
Mum’s heartbreak at endless rental battle, with 48 rejections in four months
This article can be found on The Mercury. A MOTHER of three young children has applied for 48 homes in four months – and 48 times her heart has been broken. Paige Robertson-Wood is worried she and the children, aged 10, 8 and 2, will spend a second Christmas without a place to call home.…
Tasmanian government urged to do something about housing crisis in island’s north-west
A recently article on the ABC describing the ways waiting impacts people’s health and lives. Read the full article on the ABC.
“Invisible, Forgotten”: Sean Lee became homeless after waiting for 17 years of public housing | Newcastle Herald
The full article from the Newcastle Herald can be found here. The man who has been waiting for 17 years For public housing He recently made him homeless and said he felt “invisible and forgotten” by the waiting process sleeping in the car. Sean Lee was put on the waiting list for housing when he was working…
Housing, Financial Stress, and Electoral Geography
Housing, Financial Stress, and Electoral Geography: A Analysis of the Spatial Distribution of Housing-Associated Financial Stress in Australia by William Thackway and Bill Randolph in partnership with Digital Finance Analytics This short report analyses a range of housing-associated financial stress measures as these relate to Federal electoral constituency geography. The data have been provided by…
One bed and a ‘shower-kitchen’: Housing a hurdle for families in Sydney’s west
Sydney COVID: Western Sydney housing a hurdle for city’s families (smh.com.au) An article from the Sydney Morning Herald on August 20th, 2021 describing the conditions of crowded and unsuitable housing through the story of a mother and daughter who have been waiting six years for public housing. You can read the full article, here.
‘Smells like rent control’: Housing affordability inquiry chair rubbishes affordable housing https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/smells-like-rent-control-housing-affordability-inquiry-chair-rubbishes-affordable-housing-20210909-p58qbe.html?btis&fbclid=IwAR25QCA8I8eDL0yHdjU8W6D3UYkcbYcbjI-q5dF2kotbMp7Aa2zxyjAS8cw
The cost of not having affordable housing
This interview on Radio National with Professor Dun Maclennan outlines the cost of not having affordable housing
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