Australia is experiencing a housing crisis and the government has been introducing legislation to encourage people to downsize, or 'rightsize'. AHURI's Dr Michael Fotheringham, alongside other experts, spoke to ABC Radio National about the government's recent legislation.
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Earlier this year, the Tasmanian government announced a plan to build or acquire 10,000 social and affordable homes over the next decade - a welcome announcement for the estimated 4,400 Tasmanian households on the waiting list for social housing.
This article in ABC's 'The Drum' is calling for the introduction of stronger and nationally consistent energy efficiency and accessibility standards for new and existing homes in the Northern Territories' remote Aboriginal town camps.
Facing dwindling rental supply, growing tenant demand, rising interest rates and rental prices, and post-COVID migration, housing experts are divided on how best to tackle Australia's rental crisis.
Filtering is a process whereby the building of new, higher quality dwellings for higher- and middle income households may result in additional supply of dwellings for lower-income households. Theoretically, as properties age and their perceived quality drops, over time they trickle down through successively lower market segments, ultimately becoming a supply of ‘naturally occurring affordable housing’.