This study assess the measurement of overcrowding in Australia and explores the relationships between various household density measures and the wellbeing of occupants. Indicators of the incidence or severity of household crowding in Australia actually measure occupant density—the ratio of occupants to available space—rather than crowding, which relates to a psychological response to the sense of excessive density. How overcrowding is defined and measured has important implications for funding requirements, the appropriate mix of housing stock given household structures and rules for allocating families to public and community housing.
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Accommodating adults with intellectual disabilities and high support needs in Individual Supported Living arrangements
This research investigated Individual Supported Living (ISL) arrangements for persons with intellectual disabilities and high support needs. ISL arrangements have been developed to provide appropriate and preferred homes for individuals with intellectual disabilities, including persons with high and very high support needs.
This Inquiry developed policy recommendations for enhancing housing assistance for individuals leaving residential treatment for mental health and/or substance use, the criminal justice system or out-of-home care.
This research investigates the potential of alternative housing models to increase the supply of affordable housing for older Australians and the role alternative financing schemes could play in expanding those options.
This research reviewed Australia’s COVID-19 housing policy responses to better understand their intervention approach, underlying logic, short and long term goals, target groups and level of success.
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