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Victorian homelessness inquiry chair Fiona Patten: ‘We need to be smarter about where we direct our efforts.’ James Ross/AAP

Homeless numbers set to rise again, but inquiry can be a turning point if we get smarter about housing people

JobKeeper, the COVID boost to JobSeeker, and moratoriums on rent increases and evictions all ended this month. Only smarter policies will prevent homelessness, as a landmark Victorian report explains.
Darren Fisher

Can I have a pet and be housed, too? It all depends…

Trying to find housing can be a nightmare for pet owners, especially those who need it in a crisis. The inconsistencies from state to state and between different forms of housing demand reform.
Mick Tsikas/AAP

What did COVID do to rental markets? Rents fell as owners switched from Airbnb

Analysis of online listings on common online platforms shows even modest reductions in Airbnb listings increased supply of longer-term rentals. The result was lower local rents.
Condos and apartment buildings are seen in downtown Vancouver, B.C., in February 2017. The coronavirus and the ensuing recession are delivering a one-two punch to condominium owners and dwellers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

The condominium’s grim reapers: Coronavirus and recession

The condominium model has had lingering ailments since its birth, and the new grim reapers of coronavirus and financial strife could bring about its demise.

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