Housing in General
Neighbourhoods of the Future 2019 captures the thoughts and predictions of a veritable `who's who' of distinguished experts and emerging thought leaders. In these pages, you will discover novel concepts for disrupting construction, finance, social and business models. A collection of articles presenting an array of positive housing and life-enhancing options for our future.
Women’s economic and other inequality creates disadvantage in accessing housing, including housing insecurity and homelessness. Women’s disadvantage occurs in the context of an Australian housing market characterised by a lack of affordable rental housing, together with tightly targeted social housing with long waiting lists. This has led to the emergence of a cohort of people on low incomes
Our goal was to create a set of co-designed recommendations for the UK, Scottish and Welsh governments, which would identify specific priorities and recommendations for the housing and ageing agenda – as a driver to get housing ready for the increasing future generations of older people.
More than two-thirds of female homeowners with a mortgage feel they would be in hot water if their repayments increased by just $100 a month, new data shows. Of all homeowners, it was women who felt most vulnerable to the possibility of an interest rate rise, with 67 per cent admitting they didn’t think they could afford a hike of more than $23 a week.
This report presents the outcomes of an online survey of local governments across Australia into their attitudes, programs, policies and actions with respect to housing. The survey was undertaken as part of a three-year Australian Research Council Linkage project, in which a number of local governments and their representatives are active participants.
Households headed by someone 50 or over represent 55 percent of all the nation’s households. • Over the past several years, the most significant growth in older households came from baby boomers aged 65- 74.
Abstract: In seeking to understand the relationship between housing and health, research attention is often focussed on separate components of people’s whole housing ‘bundles’.
The policy challenge for housing an ageing population is how to sustain and enhance wellbeing across an individual’s life, while at the same time reducing the inequalities within each generation, and ensuring an equitable allocation of resources between the generations.6
The growing longevity and ageing of Australia’s population, as well as other structural and demographic changes, elevate the policy imperative to understand what drives the housing decisions of older people and the consequences for their wellbeing. This study aims to explore the drivers of those decisions, as well as some of the barriers to better outcomes.
Discussion of housing for older people that is combined with provision of various support and care services is confounded by the lack of consistent terminology. The diversity of terms and meanings relating to housing with services for older people confounds systematic analysis, especially in international comparative research.
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