Australian demographic trends and implications for housing assistance programs

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Author(s): Gavin Wood; Melek Cigdem; Rachel Ong
Description: The study forecasted future expenditure on housing assistance programs; the additional outlays on ISPs due to asset test concessions to home owners; and the aggregate value of home owner tax subsidies. These three housing subsidy components are estimated to increase from $25 billion in 2011 to $32.8 billion in 2031. This study also presented a secure lease scheme for low-income households who are eligible for public housing but currently live in private rental housing and require long term, stable housing. These households include the elderly, disabled, those suffering from long-term health conditions and families with children.
Citation: Wood, G., Cigdem, M. and Ong, R. (2017) Australian demographic trends and implications for housing assistance programs, AHURI Final Report No. 286, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/286, doi:10.18408/ahuri-5303901.
DOI: doi:10.18408/ahuri-5303901
Date published: 25 Jul 2017
Publication type: Final Report 286
Project title: Supply of and demand for social and affordable housing (Project number: 53039)
Project reports: Australian demographic trends and their implications for housing subsidies (Positioning Paper)
Published by: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited
ISSN: 1834-7223
ISBN: 978-1-925334-51-7