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news 31st August 2023 in news

Crisis accommodation in crisis

Each year more than 160,000 people experiencing or at risk of homelessness seek crisis accommodation from SHS. Not all can be accommodated, and many are turned away. For those who do access crisis accommodation, experiences vary significantly. New research, ‘Crisis accommodation in Australia: now and for the future’, undertaken for AHURI by researchers from Swinburne University, Launch Housing, University of South Australia and  Flinders University, explores the different crisis accommodation models operating in Australia to find out what works and what doesn’t. It highlights a range of gaps in the availability and quality of crisis accommodation that people receive, as well as the urgent need to improve exit options to longer term accommodation. It also steps out what’s needed to fix crisis accommodation.

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news 29th June 2023 in news

Circular Economy thinking in Australia’s housing industry could cut greenhouse gas emissions

As the construction sector produces about 18 per cent of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions, coming up with an overarching strategy that will reduce this impact is vital. A new AHURI Inquiry final report, Informing a strategy for circular economy housing in Australia, brings together a wealth of information needed to build an effective and efficient circular economy (CE) for the Australian housing industry: from construction, through operation to demolition and recycling of used building materials.

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