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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

Learning from past mistakes: lessons from the National Rental Affordability Scheme

All Australians are spending more of their incomes on housing than in the past, but low-income households are feeling the pinch most. Many low-income renters are in poverty, and many more are suffering financial stress. Inequality is increasing because rising housing costs have disproportionately whittled away the income growth of poorer households.
2019

Housing in an ageing Australia: Nest and nest egg?

This brief is in three parts. Part one tackles the dynamics of the housing purchase in working life, describing the patterns of housing tenure across generations, demographic and market dynamics, the likely future effects of demography on housing demand, and the policies that can affect home purchase outcomes, particularly taxes.
2019

Rental Affordability Index 2019

Rental affordability for single pensioners is alarmingly poor. Across the nation, the single pensioner household is facing Severely Unaffordable and Extremely Unaffordable rents.
2019

The Forgotten Women - fastest growing homeless population

This presentation looks at the reasons why women aged 55+ are the fastest growing cohort to experience, or be at risk of, homelessness. (National Housing Conference 2019, Darwin)
2019
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Barriers to Aging in Community

A“livable community” is one that has affordable and appropriate housing, supportive community features and services, and adequate mobility options, which together facilitate personal independence and the engagement of residents in civic and social life.
2019

Older renter numbers predicted to climb

The high rate of home ownership in New Zealand is falling, with only around 50% currently owning their own home. This is predicted to decrease further. The article looks at the impact this will have on rental issues faced by an ageing population in particular.
2019

Exploring the nexus of energy use, ageing, and health and well-being among older Australians

Researchers have argued that our understandings of energy efficiency should be re-defined to move beyond a concept singularly concerned with saving and cutting back on energy use, to one that acknowledges health, well-being and comfort. An ageing population has significant implications for energy policy, programs and advocacy in Australia.
2019

Ageing with Choice Future directions for seniors housing 2019–2024

Like most developed countries, Australia has an ageing population. The number of people in WA aged 65 or over is projected to grow by 40 per cent to more than 500,000 by 2026. Without access to suitable, affordable homes, more older people will struggle to balance housing and living costs or will be living in homes they cannot manage or maintain.
2019

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