Older women have been the fastest-growing group of homeless people in recent years. New research shows about 240,000 women aged 55 or older and another 165,000 women aged 45-54 are at risk.
Voters who own housing are strongly invested in increasing the value of their wealth-generating assets. And they strongly favour the Coalition, which knows to protect their interests.
Public housing renewal often aims for a 70:30 private-public mix of dwellings. Modelling shows applying this mix to Waterloo housing estate would cut the suburb's social housing share from 30% to 17%.
Coronavirus has made it glaringly obvious how serious the problems with UK housing are.
Australians faces an even more unequal future unless post-pandemic housing policy focuses on equity, solidarity and security. .
Josh Frydenberg's review of the retirement income system will have to consider the growing hole caused by our decisions to delay buying homes for longer and longer.
The key to arresting galloping inequality in Australia comes down to housing policy and reversing spiralling housing costs.
People over 65 who still have a mortgage or are renting are projected to double in number by 2031. The trend is likely to hit government budgets and leave more retirees in poverty.
The housing aspirations of young Australians change as they enter their late 20s and early 30s. But having somewhere safe and secure to call home is the top priority for all young adults.
Most older Australians want to live in a home they own, preferably in the middle and outer suburbs of a city. But increasing numbers look unlikely to realise their housing aspirations.
The Earned Income Tax Credit was established in 1975 to reduce payroll taxes and help with rising prices for low-income families. Today, it could help poor families with housing.
Whether you owned a home or not used to be straightforward. The boundaries are becoming permeable.
Our retirement incomes system has been built around the assumption that most will own their own homes. New projections suggest it's no longer valid.
Some houses are like a time capsule of social history that can tell us how living standards, and fashions, have changed over the years.
Research on bankrupts illustrates the contrasting financial fortunes of older Australians.
Queensland Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni made the claim while announcing a $2 billion housing investment scheme. But is the claim correct?
Renting a house shouldn't mean it's not home. Until we change our meaning of home by separating it from ownership, we will never be able to "fix" Australia’s housing crisis.
Until now most people have eventually owned a home. But two trends – falling ownership and a growing aged population – will put the budgets of retirees and government under real pressure.
Cuba is freeing up the market in residential private property but with a public referendum still to come, what impact will such measures have for ordinary Cubans.
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.