This article in the ABC reveals that more Australians are seeking rental properties than there are properties available. With over one million properties empty and with rental prices rising, there is fear that home ownership will become nearly impossible for the next generation.
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AHURI estimates that around 1.3 million Australian households require additional housing assistance. This article in The Urban Developer highlights the economic imperative for investing in affordable housing in Australia, and calls for a nationally co-ordinated response at the highest levels of government and industry.
Without meaningful national housing strategies, first-home buyer schemes will only increase owners’ wealthThe Guardian
In this opinion piece published by The Guardian, researchers Hal Pawson and Chris Martin question the effectiveness of the various first homebuyer assistance schemes Australian governments have introduced over the past decade.
This article in The Guardian reveals that Australian governments have spent over $20bn supporting first homebuyers over the past decade.
Journalist Gareth Hutchens cites AHURI research from 2020 on how housing dynamics have changed since the post-war period in this article in ABC News.