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Report 28th July 2022

How many in a crowd? Assessing overcrowding measures in Australian housing

Michael Dockery, Megan Moskos, Linda Isherwood, Mark Harris

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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Report 29th June 2022

Accommodating adults with intellectual disabilities and high support needs in Individual Supported Living arrangements

Stian Thoresen, Patricia O’Brien, Mary-Ann O’Donovan, Brontë Walter, Arne Mueller, Greta Westermann, Erin Whittle, Angus Buchanan

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.

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Report 26th May 2022

Alternative housing models for precariously housed older Australians

Selina Tually, Veronica Coram, Debbie Faulkner, Helen Barrie, Andrea Sharam, Amity James, Braam Lowies, Kirsten Bevin, Eileen Webb, Helen Hodgson, Andreas Cebulla

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.

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Report 8th April 2022

Australia’s COVID-19 pandemic housing policy responses

Chris Leishman, Fatemeh Aminpour, Emma Baker, Andrew Beer, Adam Crowe, Zoë Goodall, Ella Horton, Keith Jacobs, Laurence Lester, Sofia Torchia, Duncan Maclennan, Chris Martin, Meredith Nash, Hal Pawson, Steven Rowley, Wendy Stone, Rachel Ong ViforJ

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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