Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing Needs Projected to Grow for Seniors

The number of elderly people in the US with “worst case housing needs” – defined as renters with very low incomes who do not receive government housing assistance and pay more than one-half of their income for rent, live in severely inadequate conditions, or both – is increasing rapidly. Resources for housing and supporting our aging population are scarce in relation to the scope of the problem.
2020

Older and poorer: Retirement Income Review can’t ignore the changing role of home

The assumption that retired people have minimal housing costs underpins the settings of our retirement incomes system. But the real state of housing for older Australians today makes it critical for the Retirement Incomes Review to look at the evidence that now challenges this assumption.
2020

Making Affordable Housing a Reality in Cities

A world in which only a few can afford housing is not sustainable. Today, however, most cities around the world are facing major challenges in providing safe and adequate housing for their people, especially cities that are growing rapidly and where the affordable housing options are limited. This report explores both supply-side and demand-side dynamics.
2019

My Home My Place: Housing Needs of Older People Living in a Rural Community

The My Home, My Place project is a step towards understanding and addressing the housing needs of older people in rural areas, and a useful resource for anyone involved or interested in social or community housing for senior people. Guiding the design and delivery of this project were key objectives: - to identify good practice in the provision of housing for older people living in a rural and re
2019

'One rent increase from disaster’ Older renters living on the edge in Western Australia

Recent trends in Australia indicate homelessness and the risk of homelessness is increasing for low income older households. The Ageing on the Edge Project is a five year initiative (2016–2020) that aims to gather evidence and conduct research that supports a compelling need for better housing and support services for older people. This is the third report produced as part of this project.
2019

Older women the new face of homelessness

Older women have emerged as one of the most vulnerable groups in relation to housing insecurity and homelessness in Australia in recent years. They are not a group that is historically associated with homelessness and indeed, many older women have never been homeless before.
2019

Improving the outcomes for older women at risk of homelessness

Older single women are the fastest growing cohort of people experiencing homelessness in Australia. Why is this?
2019

Lack of homes suitable for older people fuels housing crisis

England’s small towns are set to swell with increasing numbers of elderly people as they reject city living amid a hidden housing crisis caused by a lack of appropriate homes for a rapidly ageing population. The biggest increases in over-55 populations are expected to occur in small towns in the south of England.
2019

Older Women’s Risk of Homelessness: Background Paper

The number of older homeless women in Australia increased by over 30% between 2011 and 2016 to nearly 7,000. We have an ageing population, a high cost of housing, and a significant gap in wealth accumulation between men and women across their lifetimes. Without innovative solutions this problem will continue to increase.
2019

Older Australians and the housing aspirations gap

This report examined the housing aspirations of older Australians, defined as households over the age of 55. Within this research, housing aspirations were explored through the AHA survey, where respondents selected their ideal location, number of bedrooms, dwelling type and tenure.
2019
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