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.
Rental Affordability Snapshot 2020
The Rental Affordability Snapshot is designed to highlight the lived experience of looking for housing while on a low income. It focuses on the Australian population who earn the least income – Commonwealth benefit recipients and minimum wage earners. Every year, Anglicare Australia tests if it is possible for people on low incomes to rent a home in the private market.
Housing in an ageing Australia: Nest and nest egg?
Homeownership serves multiple purposes over the life cycle: It acts as a home as well as a store of wealth to guarantee financial security in retirement. Its lack in old age compromises security of both tenure and finances. Much has been written about housing and homeownership. Here we apply the prism of population ageing to bring new insights to the topic. This brief is in three parts.
10 ways cities are tackling the global affordable housing crisis
The unprecedented rate of urbanization across the world has led to increased demand for good, affordable housing. The factors contributing to a lack of affordability vary from city-to-city, but broadly include housing costs rising faster than incomes, the supply of houses not keeping up with demand, scarcity of land, and demographic changes such as population growth, ageing and shifts in househol
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.
House-sitting on the rise for older people in financial stress or on verge of homelessness
The article looks at house-sitting as an option for the housing crisis faced by an increasing number of older people in Australia.
Mortgage stress and precarious home ownership: implications for older Australians
This research investigated the growing numbers of middle aged and older Australians who are carrying mortgage debt into retirement and paying off higher levels of debt relative to house values and income. Between 1987 and 2015, mortgage debt among older mortgagors increased by 600 per cent (from $27,000 to over $185,000).
Older Renters Struggling with Affordability, Insecurity, and Lack of Agency
This paper highlights the results of UK's Generation Rent’s 2019 survey of private renters.
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.
Housing Crisis: Young People Pushing Older Women Into Homelessness
Older women are Australia's fastest growing group of homeless people and the lack of affordable housing is a major factor in the rapid increase. The number of homeless women over 55 has increased by a whopping 31 percent since 2011. Other demographics of homeless people have increased by just 14 percent since then.
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