People told us about leaking roofs and guttering, and about how water coming into their housing had caused internal damage, damp and mould.
In Australia, we do housing and we do health, but they sit in different portfolios of government and the policy dots aren't joined often enough.
Residents of Cagayan de Oro survey what’s left of their homes the day after Typhoon Washi hit the Philippines in 2011.
Months after Typhoon Washi tore through the Philippines in 2011, relocated residents were moving into newly built housing. They soon began modifying and extending homes that didn't meet their needs.
The Volta River In Ghana, downstream from the dam.
Resettlement plans for large infrastructure projects don't always go according to plan.
The damaging effects of housing disadvantage on people’s mental health can persist even years after their housing situation improves.
The difficulties for people facing housing disadvantage don't end as soon as their situation improves. They are at higher risk of poorer mental health years or even decades later.
Too many Australians struggle to get their housing maintained and problems fixed.
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Having quality housing matters. What's standing in the way of ensuring every Australian has housing that meets basic comfort and health standards? And how can we overcome these problems?
A survey of food bank users found nearly 60% couldn't afford to adequately heat their homes.