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Inquiry into housing policies and practices for precariously housed older Australians

How can we provide a more differentiated and diversified housing system that better caters to the needs of precariously housed, older individuals?

This Inquiry will investigate how to provide a more differentiated and diversified housing system that better caters to the needs of precariously housed, older individuals. Drawing on national and international evidence and through broad consultation with the sector and older people, this project will help inform policy and practice.

Lead Researcher: Dr Debbie Faulkner, University of South Australia

Project Number: 32250

Supporting research projects

  • Mapping where older low-income renters live

    This project will map the size and location of the cohorts of retired/retiring renters with low-incomes in Australia using census data and data on current and future pensioner income and wealth, with population projections to 2027. It will produce an online tool geographically locating the ‘at risk’ population.

    Led by: Dr Helen Barrie, The University of South Australia

  • Housing models for precariously housed older Australians

    This project will identify appropriate housing models for precariously housed pre-retirement and retired households informed by developers, providers, planners and architects.

    Led by: Dr Selina Tually, The University of South Australia

    The project is now complete.

    You can download the completed project here

  • Housing aspirations for precariously housed older Australians

    This research will survey lower-income older households’ preferences for alternative housing models and the supporting structures required to navigate their housing options. It will provide policy makers with an evidence base for innovative new housing models and reducing gaps in services delivery for older Australians.

    Led by: Associate Dr Amity James, The Curtin University