Another affordable housing pact between the Commonwealth, states and territories came into effect this month. But with no new funding, the agreement may be different from predecessors in name only.
It's said Australia's housing affordability problem is the result of new housing stock not keeping pace with population growth. But there is actually enough housing, so why can't the poor afford it?
Why home owners shouldn't panic over knotweed on their property.
The government's £163m fund would provide much-needed boost for community-led housing organisations – but it might also take away their control over new developments.
Social housing is important in the fight against homelessness. But we don't actually know that it helps vulnerable people in any other areas of life.
Improving social housing can help reduce emergency hospital admissions – and more.
The standards we use today were designed to help avoid the overcrowded housing that blighted cities in the past. But severe overcrowding is again on the rise, so what needs to be done?
Grenfell was a 'catastrophic regulatory failure', and reform is still needed – but above all, tenants must be empowered to make their homes safe.
Simply based on how they are housed, forcibly separating immigrant kids from their families is bound to make a bad situation worse.
One problem with Airbnb is that it isn't transparent about how many properties are truly 'shared' and how many are just part of a letting business. Regulators need to know that to manage the impacts.
If it's true millennials are being squeezed out of the housing market in some of Canada's biggest cities, here's what we can, and should, do about it.
Facebook will build a village with housing and amenities in Silicon Valley, a new version of old, unsuccessful ideas of company towns and utopian communities. Will Facebook's town face the same fate?
To deliver better housing for health, we must go back to what we know works, to the proven evidence-based solutions for design, construction, delivery and maintenance.
Tasmania has an estimated rental housing shortfall of 29,200 households across the state. Especially in disadvantaged rural areas, local councils have had to step in to help house residents locally.
South Africa needs to review its four years decision to exclusively deliver housing through megaprojects.
Housing affordability is one of Australia’s great unsolved problems. Some households can make adjustments to cover high housing costs, but the ones deprived of essentials are under real stress.
Even though house prices have risen substantially over recent decades, housing affordability for those with mortgages or own their houses outright hasn't worsened
Environmentalists and climate hawks are cheering, but many experts aren't excited about the state making rooftop solar panels mandatory on most new homes beginning in 2020.
The patterns of Airbnb listings in Australia's biggest cities suggest impacts on rental housing are likely to be biggest in high-end areas that appeal to tourists. Low-income areas are less affected.
New Zealand's coalition government in its first budget has treated public policies as investments, with the goal of improving social and environmental outcomes.