What are the real costs of the housing crisis for Australia’s young people?
On Youth Homelessness Matters Day 2023, this AHURI Brief explores what our housing crisis is costing Australia’s young people—the second brief in our series. In an environment of low rental vacancies and high rents, we find that more than ever before family support—or its absence—has become a major determinant of housing outcomes for young people.
What the 2021 Census data told us about Homelessness
The ABS 2021 Census homelessness data was released in March 2023. The data has shown a number of changes in patterns of homelessness since 2016, however, as the Census was taken during a time of COVID restrictions, these patterns are not necessarily indicative of ongoing trends.
What are the real costs of Australia’s housing crisis for women?
As Australian governments work to resolve a housing crisis that has been slowly building over decades, we ask, what is our crisis of unaffordable housing costing us as a nation? On International Women’s Day 2023, this AHURI Brief explores what the housing crisis is costing Australian women. While there is currently no comprehensive approach to understanding gender and its role in housing, what we do know is sobering:
What is the difference between social housing and affordable housing - and why do they matter?
As Australia is gripped by a worsening housing and rental crisis, discussion has centred on the urgent need for more social and affordable housing. While they are terms often used together, (and could be easily mistaken as interchangeable), ‘social housing’ and ‘affordable housing’ are two different things. This AHURI brief explores: Just what is social housing, what is affordable housing, and why are they both so important for our market-based housing system?
New social housing will be more energy efficient, but older houses are still costing us dearly
Poor energy ratings for homes have far-reaching effects, not just for environmental emissions, but also for the health and financial wellbeing of the people who live in them. This AHURI brief draws on our research to highlight the current situation for Australia’s social housing stocks, home to some of Australia’s most vulnerable people.