Archive | housing

National Disability Agreement- Review and report findings

The Australian Productivity Commission review of the National Disability Agreement findings have been released and include the suggestion that  ‘Improving the wellbeing of people with disability and carers across the nation requires a collaborative response from all levels of government, extending well beyond the NDIS to many other service systems, such as housing, transport, health, […]

Continue Reading

Who stays and who leaves community housing, and why?

On 28 February  Unison Housing Research Lab  will launch its latest research report which provides insights into the occupancy patterns of around 1,000 community housing tenants to try to answer ‘Who stays and who leaves community housing, and why?’ This is a not-to-be-missed event for tenancy support workers, housing workers, mental health workers and people who work […]

Continue Reading

New AHURI Report Released- ‘Social housing as infrastructure:an investment pathway’

The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) have just released Social housing as infrastructure:an investment pathway. The report suggests that Victoria needs to increase its social housing stock significantly and provides a detailed examination of the issues related to funding this type of infrastructure.

Continue Reading

What Are Political Parties Doing About Housing & Homelessness?

In the lead up to the Victorian State election, that’s a very good question, so staff at Victorian Council of Social Services are helping to keep us informed with their Policy Tracker . If the government’s response to any social issues will  help to determine how you vote, it’s well worth going to look at.  

Continue Reading