Surveys with householders showed they want safety and security. Post-COVID that desire will be even stronger.
Buyers and renters are very rarely told the energy rating of housing, but don't blame the agents. As it's voluntary for existing homes, very few are rated, so it's not a big factor in the market.
Research shows supporting newly released prisoners to move to a new area can slash reincarceration rates.
In some quarters, the median Sydney home earns more from capital gains than the median worker earns from wages. Now's a good time to wind back the measures that push prices up.
The redevelopment of public housing and the introduction of private accommodation can leave the original tenants feeling worried they'll be living in a neighbourhood they hardly recognise.
Accommodation providers are reporting huge increases in the numbers of people coming to them for help. They'd love to be able to use newly vacant rental housing, but it's not a lasting solution.
The government has proposed radical reforms to the planning system in England.
Ghettos of crime, drugs and vice? Full of people bludging off the state? That's typical of the unfair stigma attached to public housing, and it distracts us from more fundamental issues.
Millions of Americans may be at risk of losing their homes in coming months as eviction moratoriums expire and courts resume a process that heavily favors landlords.
If more people work from home and shop online, many commercial buildings won't be needed any longer. What will be needed is affordable housing, and these buildings can be converted to meet this need.
Despite its progressive image, Minneapolis is one of the most segregated cities in the United States. That is by design not accident, argues an urban planning scholar.
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.
The spread of the virus through households creates costs higher than for isolation in hotels when families are large and living at close quarters as in Melbourne's public housing towers.
Communal living: enabling people to strive for a better, more sustainable lifestyle.
The current focus on number of homes built ignores other issues of social and environmental justice.
Building a greener economy starts at home.
Besides battling the coronavirus pandemic, San Roque residents have long been locked in a bigger struggle for their very survival as a community in the face of home demolitions and relocations.
You'd think falling housing prices might help people on low incomes, but history shows downturns often increase inequality. And many buyers who took out big loans during the housing boom are at risk.
There has never been a better time for public money to go into improving the performance of Australian housing. We could have cut household bills and emissions, as well as saving construction jobs.
High-density city living has been touted as a way to solve the problem of creating more sustainable, more liveable cities. But instead cities are only more liveable for a few.