The first national longitudinal study of homelessness in Australia, The Australian Homelessness Monitor 2018 has now been released and tracks key data on rates and types of homelessness in Australia and sets a benchmark for action on Australia’s housing crisis. Launch Housing commissioned the Monitor in conjunction with the University of NSW Sydney and the University of […]
The Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor tabled his first report to Parliament on 10 May 2018. This report was based on the monitoring period of 1 January – 1 November 2017. Read the report here
This report ‘Perceptions of Homelessness in Australia‘ has just been released by Wesley Mission and although it is NSW based it has some significant insights about the general perceptions of people experiencing homelessness. The 2016 Census figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), which showed a marked increase in the number of people […]
The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) has released two brief papers examining the changes in characteristics that make up the community of Australian people experiencing homelessness by comparing census data from the 2011 and 2016. How has homelessness changed between 2011-2016? Where has homelessness increased in Australia?
This inquiry in to increasing affordable housing supply, ‘Paying for Affordable Housing in Different Market Contexts’ analyses six recently completed affordable housing developments across Australia to ascertain how affordable housing project costs, revenues and subsidies interact to produce affordable housing. The findings indicate that affordable housing project outcomes in these instances were driven by funding opportunities, rather than […]
A new report from the Grattan Institute, ‘Housing Affordability: re-imagining the Australian dream’ discusses the changing landscape of private home ownership in Australia and the impact lack of affordable housing has on the wider housing market.
The Senate Committee has released its report on the proposed changes to the National Housing and Homelessness Agreement, after submissions were made by a range of representatives from peak bodies across Australia, including our Victorian Council to Homeless Persons (CHP) and Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA). Concerns raised by the peak bodies broadly address the following: […]
The Australian Government Productivity Commission released its draft report ‘Introducing Competition and Informed Consumer Choice into Human Services’ on 2nd June and it makes a number of critical assertions about the existing system of social housing and family and community services. The Productivity Commission is seeking is comment on this report via electronic submission with a […]
The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute has released its report on their inquiry into funding and delivery of homelessness programs. Highlighting gaps between program funding and service delivery, this critical examination of policy and funding issues is essential reading for workers to understand options that would better support homelessness programs. The full report is located on […]
The report, Unsettled: Life in Australia’s rental market has been widely quoted by the media since it’s release and contains some interesting information about the rental market and the experience of tenants.