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Large numbers of renting households, estimated to include somewhere between 1.5 and 2 million Australians aged 15 and above, are perhaps only one life shock away from homelessness, whether that’s a relationship breakup, getting a serious illness or losing work due to economic circumstances such as what happened during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, new AHURI research has revealed.
A COVID induced pivot to a completely virtual event was an appropriate backdrop for the hosting of AHURI’s National Cities Conference, ‘Uncharted urban futures: Australian cities post pandemic’ last Thursday 19 November.
The proportion of public housing tenants aged 55 or older across Australia has risen from 20 per cent in 2006 to 37 per cent in 2016, resulting in the need for changes to public housing policy and practice, new AHURI has revealed.
2 - 4 March 2022
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Convened every two years by AHURI, NHC is a 3-day forum that examines the latest evidence, significant policy reforms and the shining examples of best practice in delivering social and affordable housing options to Australians.