Demand side assistance
Forms of housing assistance given to consumers, not providers, of housing to help them meet their housing requirements (e.g. Commonwealth Rent Assistance).
Also see supply side assistance
Detached home / dwelling
A self-contained residential dwelling that is not attached to another separately owned or managed dwelling or building.
Payments or in-kind works, facilities or services required to be provided by developers as part of the legal approval process for their development; often these payments contribute to covering the costs of additional infrastructure required to meet the future needs of the community.
Visualisation technology that aggregates data and digital models from a wide range of sources to generate a 3D and 4D model of a city, building or precinct. This can be used for planning and modelling purposes.
Direct housing assistance
Includes public and community housing, home purchase and home ownership assistance, Indigenous housing, State and Territory rental assistance (such as State and Territory provided bond loans, guarantees and assistance with rent payments and advance rent payments, relocation expenses and other one-off grants) and Commonwealth Rent Assistance (CRA).
Disability Support Pension
See income support
Domestic and family violence (DFV)
More specifically, domestic violence refers to acts of violence that occur between people who have, or have had, an intimate relationship; while family violence may occur between family members, including child/parent/elder abuse, or through foster care relationships. DFV includes forms of physical, emotional, psychological, economic and sexual abuse.
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.
Dual occupancy is when two homes exist on one title of land. This can mean that two or more separate properties are built on the same block of land. It can also mean building a whole new dwelling next to or behind an existing home.
A dwelling is a structure which is intended to have people live in it. Private dwellings can take a number of very different types or forms, such as being a detached house, apartment, unit or town house, and can also include a caravan, houseboat, tent, a residence attached to an office or rooms above a shop. Non-private dwellings include places that provide communal accommodation such as aged care and retirement villages with supported nursing care.