Investigating Models of Affordable Housing for Older People and People with Disabilities in the Mid North Coast Region of New South Wales

This study was undertaken by the Aged Services Learning and Research Collaboration of Southern Cross University. The purpose of the study was to investigate physical and financial models of affordable housing to meet the needs of older people and people with disabilities in the Mid-North Coast region of NSW. Objectives of the research were to: • establish the market capacity and identify priorities of social housing need in 5 local government areas • examine financial models for provision of projected affordable housing • examine models of physical housing provision within the affordable framework; • examine options for alignment of need to sustainable capacity to supply; • identify business and social risks that may impact on the models and identify strategies to address these risks.