The recent red door asylum seeker housing scandal has highlighted the cracks in the system.
Government policy has not, on the whole, failed. It has been a huge success insofar as protecting the opportunities for speculative investment and profit for homeowners and private landlords.
A new study reveals just how tough it can be to rebuild a life after homelessness.
An experiment compared the experience of Anglo, Indian and Muslim Middle Eastern "renters" looking for housing. The differences in how they were treated were significant.
It's worth preserving Britain's brutalist buildings for two key reasons: heritage, and money.
In a competitive rental market, landlords can easily skirt anti-discrimination laws.
Japan's ageing population is at the point that Australia is forecast to reach in 2056. The Japanese have had to develop new models of aged care in the community and we can learn a lot from them.
Unless Cameron learns a lesson from history, the tenants of Britain's council estates will face displacement and gentrification by stealth.
In the 1950s, Woody Guthrie lived in one of Fred Trump's buildings. In newly discovered, never before published writings, Guthrie bitterly rails against the developer's color line.
Garden cities are the best of town and country combined and could be part of the answer to the housing crisis.
Community and housing industry leaders agreed a national guideline and a plan to provide basic access features in all new housing by 2020. But this voluntary approach is failing.
Almost 60% of short-term prisoners reoffend - ensuring they have a place to stay could seriously reduce that risk.
Winter is a really tough time for the homeless, but it is hard to help people who are invisible to society.
Many families move over the course of their children’s lifetimes for a multitude of reasons. But what is the impact on the education of children when their families move?
Thatcher's right to buy scheme had some unexpected consequences for society's most disadvantaged citizens.
With a booming life expectancy, there is a need for collective, intergenerational discussion and ideas around how to better design housing in Australia’s communities and cities.
Sydney will need to provide dwellings for an additional 309,000 households and Melbourne an additional 355,000 households over the next decade to 2022.
With high prices and long waiting lists for existing houses, building your own home could make more sense.
After a period of decline, cities around the world are revitalizing but it's coming at a cost: an increasingly tight affordable housing squeeze.
About a quarter of all renters are spending at least half of their income on housing, and the situation is projected to get much worse over the next decade.