Housing insecurity

Seniors Housing - Issues Identification Paper

This issues paper considers the housing experiences of seniors in Auckland, with a focus on vulnerable groups (asset poor renters and owner‐occupiers in a financially vulnerable situation). Community and Social Policy have identified housing issues facing seniors to be an emerging policy area for investigation. Auckland’s population is growing, and becoming older.

Older, single women are the new face of homelessness, says Anglican report

Older single women are the new face of homelessness in Australia, welfare group Anglicare has revealed in a new report that looks at the groups falling through the cracks in society. The State of the Family report, released on Monday, found that older single women were much more vulnerable to poverty and homelessness due to lower workplace participation, lifelong unpaid caring responsibilities an

The voices of mid-life women facing housing insecurity

Single, mid-life women in Australia have emerged as a group vulnerable to housing insecurity and having a high potential of homelessness in their old age (65+). Mid-life is used here to denote women aged between 40 and 65.

The situation of older people becoming homeless

A presentation outlining the problems England and Wales are currently facing in the area of an increasingly ageing homeless demographic.

A Roof Over My Head: the final report of the Sustain project

There are now 3.8 million households living in the private rented sector (PRS), a number which has nearly doubled in the past ten years. The PRS is increasingly being used by local authorities and agencies to house homeless people but the ending of a private tenancy is now the leading cause of statutory homelessness.

Housing America's Older Adult's: Meeting the Needs of an Older Population

A discussion looking at the scale of public policy challenges needed in addressing the implications of the profound demographic shift occurring in the US and the steps to address the deficiencies in the housing stock, community preparedness, and the health care system vital to the national standard of living.

Getting in front of homelessness: housing single older women now

Single older women in Australia have emerged as a growing population group vulnerable to housing insecurity and at risk of homelessness in their old age. Their vulnerability arises from the gendered nature of labour and child rearing in Australia which compromises women's lifetime capacity to earn, acquire and retain housing equity.

Market Assessment of Housing Options for Older People

This UK study addresses three broad groups of questions: - Choice, availability and affordability: If an older person or couple is thinking about moving, do they have a wide enough choice of suitable housing? Are developers and providers offering what older people want (and if not, why not)?

Precarious housing and health inequalities: what are the links?

This exploratory study asks two broad questions: • Does poor health lead to precarious housing? • Does precarious housing (including affordability, suitability and security of tenure) affect people’s health? Older private renters (that is, people older than 65 years) were particularly vulnerable to unaffordable housing: half were in housing affordability stress.

Asset poverty and older Australians’ transitions onto housing assistance programs

This project aims to explore how the asset-poor status of older Australians helps to determine their demand for housing assistance, the coping strategies used by the asset-poor as they strive to secure satisfactory housing outcomes and the importance of these outcomes to ontological security.
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