Makeshift beds on the streets of Sydney.
Not only is it cheaper to provide permanent supportive housing to the homeless, but the improvement to their lives is immeasurable.
Scott Morrison spoke to the Urban Development Institute of Australia on housing affordability.
A panel of experts on housing respond to Treasurer Scott Morrison's speech on improving the supply of housing in Australia.
Around 1.3 million households receive government rent assistance.
The effects of unaffordable housing cascade into other areas of life, in particular, affecting mental health.
In the unregulated Australian rental housing market, rental leases are almost always short term.
The need for new housing solutions for these low-income groups is clearly a pressing requirement.
The renting class faces the unrelenting burden of ever-rising rents.
By focusing on intergenerational inequalities that will eventually be reversed, we are framing the housing affordability question the wrong way.
The RBA noted the forecast large increases in supply in some inner-city apartment markets as a concerning risk.
There are still a number of factors pointing to the risk in Australia's housing market that the Reserve Bank hasn't noted in its latest risk analysis.
Here's how social and political power can come together in cities, to counteract the focus on short-term profit.
Getting your heating upgraded in a rental can be a nightmare.
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Improving energy efficiency is not an option for a significant number of people in Australia – renters.
The World Economic Outlook from the IMF released this week downgraded growth for many countries.
Interest rates remain unchanged in Australia this week, reflecting an economic holding pattern around the world, as the US presidential election carries on.
Some home buyers can’t afford to go through the regular channels so the rent-to-buy deals appeal to them.
People who engage in rent-to-buy schemes might not be protected under law and are often left in unaffordable situations.
The U.S. could do with a shot in the arm too.
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Although the Fed delayed raising rates this month, it has signaled it intends to wean the U.S. economy off its unprecedented monetary stimulus. Now the question is whether Congress will take the handoff.
The continued preference for detached housing in new suburbs is driving Perth’s urban sprawl and means two-thirds of dwellings built over the next 15 years need to be on infill sites to meet the state’s target.
Government and industry need to demonstrate the benefits of well-designed higher-density housing. Rich residential display projects may be the ideal catalyst for creating smarter cities.
The UK's obsession with ramping up prices for one of life's essentials could bring the economic roof down.
Whose land are domestic and foreign real estate investors trading?
The history of foreign investment in land and real estate shows the global movement of people and capital is closely linked to the prevailing geopolitics.
Only Tasmania and South Australia have introduced legislation that provides for minimum standards in rental properties.
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With tenancy laws under review, a ruling that landlords must maintain residential premises in good repair even if dilapidated is hailed as a 'landmark' decision. That tells us reform is needed.
The historical, social and moral reasons for retaining the Sirius Building for public housing are compelling, but the state government is focused on the money from its sale.
The state is ignoring historical, social and moral reasons to keep public housing in Heritage areas of Sydney. Its sell-off will further divide the city between rich and poor and end a rich history.
Woody Guthrie’s tenancy in Fred Trump’s Beach Haven apartment complex coincided with a diagnosis of Huntington’s disease.
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'Trump made a tramp out of me,' Guthrie lamented, denouncing his landlord who barred black families and pocketed federal funds.
The Sydney housing market is the biggest generator of spill over shocks to other housing markets in Australia, new research shows.
The Sydney property market creates shocks that spill over to other capital cities, and Hobart is the worst affected, new research shows.
The rear of 30-32 Oxford Street, an area of Sydney affected by an outbreak of bubonic plague in 1900.
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New research finds almost a million Australians are living in poor or very poor-quality housing, with more than 100,000 in dwellings regarded as very poor or derelict.
What are the consequences of negative gearing policy? We've created a board game to model how negative gearing affects housing distribution, based on modelling from Dr Stephen Woodcock.