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Finland ends homelessness and provides shelter for all in need

Finland is the only country in Europe where homelessness is in decline. The reason: the country applies the “Housing First” concept. Those affected by homelessness receive a small apartment and counselling – without any preconditions. 4 out of 5 people affected thus make their way back into a stable life.
2020
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Trapped inside: Why social-housing apartments need an urgent revamp

A redesign and renovation of social-housing apartments across Australian cities is desperately needed to ensure older women with mobility issues are not trapped inside their homes. During this Covid-19 isolation period, it has become apparent how inappropriate some social housing has become for older and disabled women.
2020

Women's Housing Needs in Regional Australia

This report outlines key housing needs and challenges for women through national research undertaken across regional Australia. It offers new knowledge and insights that are relevant for policy and key decision makers across all levels of government, community housing providers, researchers and the private sector.
2020

Home for Good: Improving the Private Rental Market for Older Australians

Once considered a short-term housing option primarily for young adults, the private rental housing sector now accommodates 27 per cent of all households in Australia, with residents renting for much longer periods than in previous decades. With diverse housing types covering a geographical range from urban to rural, the private rental sector can work well for the 6.3 million renters who can affor
2020
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Effective downsizing options for older Australians

Downsizing—commonly defined as the act of older people moving to a dwelling with fewer bedrooms, a smaller land area and a lower value is viewed by Government as a way to address affordability and use the housing stock more efficiently.
2020

Housing America's Older Adults 2019

Within the US, the 65+ age group, most recent income gains have gone to the highest earners, and the number of households with housing cost burdens has reached an all-time high.
2019

Older female renters are the 'canary in the coal mine' for housing affordability

There are a growing number of Australians facing rental stress in their retirement. Home ownership rates are falling and mortgage debts are rising for many older Australians. Also, the number of private renters in the 54-64 age group is projected to increase by over 50 per cent to 567,000 in 2031. And it's getting harder for older renters to find adequate and secure housing.
2019

Rental Affordability Snapshot

The Rental Affordability Snapshot highlights the lived experience of looking for housing on a low income. It focuses on those who earn the least– people on government income payments and people earning the minimum wage.
2019

Evaluation of an Age-Friendly City and Its Effect on Life Satisfaction: A Two-Stage Study

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has established the Age-Friendly Cities and Communities initiative, which promotes active ageing by optimising health, participation and safety opportunities in order to improve people’s quality of life as they age. In recent years, there has been a growing interest in developing a new agenda for the age-friendly cities movement, increasing the number of review
2019

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