Previous laws gave tenants very little protection – but now landlords could face court if they don't keep their properties in good repair.
Eleven percent of Americans spend more than half of their paycheck on housing. These households rate their health as lower and are less likely to have access to enough nutritious food.
Housing markets never have met the lowest-income households' needs. Now is the time to tackle problems that have been years in the making by creating a better system to supply their housing.
Airbnb has been criticised for contributing to housing problems in cities across Europe – but history shows there could be a way forward.
Millennials are more financially conservative than their high debt balances might suggest.
When vested interests are attacked they create myths and battle plans. It's the surest sign you are on the right track.
Changes to immigration rules have left migrants without family and friends in the UK trapped in immigration detention – despite being granted bail.
The right to rent scheme has been found by the high court to breach human rights. What's more, it doesn't work, and can prevent society's most vulnerable from finding a home.
Socialisation of housing would see profits from rent put back into the maintenance and modernisation of the buildings.
Thanks to a long history of exclusionary government programs, the typical black family now has only 10 cents for every dollar held by the typical white family.
Parents and children rarely put agreements about granny flats in writing and almost never consult a lawyer. But when these arrangements go wrong, the consequences can be disastrous and costly for all.
It's natural to assume that a downturn in the property market is good news for people who've been priced out of the market. In practice, they might still not be able to buy a home.
As more and more Australians live and work in high-rise buildings, their responsibilities and roles in ensuring all occupants' safety must not be neglected.
If we recognised social housing as infrastructure as essential as transport links, schools and hospitals, not properly investing in it could become unthinkable.
While Opal Tower residents are more badly affected than most, up to 80% of multi-unit buildings have serious defects. Here's what government can do right now to fix the industry.
The government has had to rethink its roll-out of Universal Credit – but small tweaks to the system won't prevent people on housing benefit from being evicted.
The Conversation has assembled a forecasting team of 19 academic economists from 12 universities across six states. Together, they assign a 25% probability to a recession within two years.
Housing policy needs to prioritise housing's function as a home, rather than an asset.
Tiny houses aren't for everyone, but most people who live in them are positive about the experience. Yet planning laws still make this way of life harder and less secure than it could be.
As it approaches the election, the government's economic pitch on its
record is being linked to the argument that the Coalition is the best
manager in uncertain times.