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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 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 2nd March 2022

‘What works’ to sustain Indigenous tenancies in Australia

Megan Moskos, Linda Isherwood, Michael Dockery, Emma Baker, Ngoc Thien Anh Pham

This research examined the characteristics of successful tenancies for Indigenous people to understand ‘what works’ for securing successful housing outcomes. It explored the successful initiatives in sustaining tenancies for Indigenous people and what particular elements contribute to this success, including for different types of housing—private and social housing, and across different locations—urban, rural and remote.

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