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Older renters doing it tough – what’s the answer?

Australia has the highest rate of seniors rental poverty in the OECD. 15% of older Australians don’t own or are paying off their own home. Rental costs have increased significantly over the past 10 years. While rents increased 29 per cent over that period, the Commonwealth Rental Allowance increased by only 23 per cent.
2019

Medium- and Long-Term Pressures on the System: The Changing Demographics and Dynamics of Aged Care

This paper outlines how demographic, social and economic pressures will impact on aged care in Australia. For many, particularly the very elderly (85+), advancing age brings with it an increasing need for care and support. Australia’s population is ageing and the proportion of very old people is increasing so there is likely to be an increase in demand for aged care services in coming decades.
2019

Affordable housing: who needs it and why

There is a growing shortfall of affordable housing in Australia. The delivery of affordable housing in Australia is in desperate need of a shakeup. This is an interview with UNSW City Futures Research Fellow Dr Laurence Troy, which provides an explanation of the current situation in Australia.
2019

Three phases of Danish cohousing: tenure and the development of an alternative housing form

Cohousing has not only become a well-established alternative to mainstream housing in Denmark; it is also routinely seen as pioneering and comparatively successful. Emphasizing broader trends and evolving societal contexts, this article investigates the development of Danish cohousing over the past five decades.
2019

Ageing in a Gentrifying Neighbourhood: Experiences of Community Change in Later Life

Debates about gentrification continue to occupy a significant part of research investigating social change within urban communities.
2019

Age-Forward Cities for 2030

A massive shift is taking place in the makeup of the world population, and societies are already struggling to cope. By 2030, more people worldwide will be over the age of 60 than under 10. Cities are ground zero for the demographic shift—eight in 10 US residents 65 and older already live in metropolitan areas.
2019

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

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

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