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 New projections suggest it's no longer valid.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.
Canada's millennials want to own homes in the country's most expensive cities, Toronto and Vancouver. Here's how they're managing to do so, but is it sustainable?
Increasingly insecure pathways to home ownership are not just a problem for property markets. The fallout is likely to hit retirement incomes, the welfare base, gender equity and the broader economy.
A new report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies shows home ownership rates have collapsed: today, just one in four middle-income millennials will own their own home.
There is a risk that affordable housing policy may be colonised by for-profit interests if Australia imports the wrong rental housing ideas from overseas.
A change in South African law promises to protect defaulting home owners from abuse by unscrupulous operators who snap up people's homes for a song.
Wall Street landlords are living the American Dream – but what about their tenants?