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With government policies and election promises seeking to promote downsizing amongst older Australians, it is important to understand just what it entails. Downsizing is the process by which a household moves from one dwelling to another that may be either smaller in size or of lower value, or both. The concept of downsizing is usually applied to older Australians when they move prior to or during their retirement.
Commonwealth and state/territory support for home buyers takes a number of different forms; however, government support has long term public benefits when it focusses on increasing the number of dwellings in the community.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated concerns about housing affordability and access to services for people living in regional Australia, new AHURI research reveals.
8–10 August 2022
Canberra and online
AHURI, in partnership with Homelessness Australia convene the National Homelessness Conference 2022. The Conference returns as a face-to-face event in 2022 – to be held in Canberra, while also offering a virtual option for delegates unable to travel to the nation’s capital.