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news 15th December 2020

Victorian Government Big Housing Build explained

As part of the 2020 State Budget, the Victorian Government has announced a large spending commitment of $5.3 billion to build new social housing. The program, called the Big Housing Build (BHB), will construct 12,000 new homes across metropolitan and regional Victoria over a four period, comprising 9,300 social housing homes and 2,900 new affordable and low-cost homes built to help low-to-moderate income earners.

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news 4th December 2020

Half of surveyed renters suffered mental health decline during COVID-19

Australian renters have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 facing income loss, the inability to pay rent, tenure insecurity and eviction risk. Twenty leading thinkers from housing, economics, policy, urban planning, and epidemiology have explored the results from a survey of 15,000 renting households for the publication Rental Insights: A COVID-19 Collection released today.

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