New AHURI research, ‘Responding to the pandemic, can building homes rebuild Australia?’, undertaken by researchers from Curtin University, University of Sydney and University of Adelaide, assesses various ways the housing industry can help rebuild an Australian economy ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Better targeted rent assistance will improve housing affordability for low-income renters while generating cost savings: report
One-third of low-income CRA households remain in rental housing stress (paying more than 30% of income in rent) even if all their CRA is put towards rent. At the same time, around one-fifth of low-income private rental households receive no CRA despite being in housing stress according to new research from the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI).
Former Socceroo Craig Foster headlines the concurrent session, No income, no home: Non-citizens and temporary visa holders which examines the experiences of temporary migrants and refugees during the COVID-19 pandemic and the housing challenges they have faced – exacerbated by lack of access to government supports such as JobKeeper and JobSeeker.
Almost 40% of Australian tenant households can’t afford essentials such as bills, clothing, transport and food, after paying rent, because their incomes have reduced significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic, new research from the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute has found.
While crisis accommodation and other emergency responses are generally effective in helping women and children escape domestic and family violence in the short term, finding safe and affordable long term housing is much more difficult, new AHURI research has highlighted.