05
Apr 18

Unpacking The Challenges of Specialist Disability Accommodation

Author:Drew McCoy

A look at some of the key issues surrounding Specialist Disability Accommodation, ahead of the upcoming Shaping the Future of Disability Housing national conference. For those involved in the disability sector from both a private or professional perspective, the principles underpinning Specialist Disability Accommodation offer a potential light in the dark. Indeed there is the … Continue reading Unpacking The Challenges of Specialist Disability Accommodation

16
Mar 17

A contemporary housing vision for policy, funding and governance

If you had the opportunity to redesign Australia’s housing policy and funding arrangements, how would you go about it? Would you start with the existing NAHA / NPAH / NPRH agreements?  Some variation of them? Or would you throw it all out and start again? I for one think we could do a whole lot better. … Continue reading A contemporary housing vision for policy, funding and governance

21
Feb 17

Housing affordability: thoughts for the Federal Treasurer from someone who cares

Author:Amy Brown

There’s a lovely kind of strangeness to waking up and finding yourself in the midst of a conversation amongst – well, what seems like everybody – about a topic that you’ve cared about for a long time. That’s kind of how I feel right now. And that topic that ‘everyone’ seems to be talking about … Continue reading Housing affordability: thoughts for the Federal Treasurer from someone who cares

07
Feb 17

Are we finally taking a whole-of-government approach to affordable housing?

2017 has already been a big year for the affordable housing industry with several politicians declaring action on affordable housing as a top priority, so have we finally got the ball rolling? Treasurer Scott Morrison has long been considering a government-backed financing model similar to that of the UK, and now the Turnbull Government is … Continue reading Are we finally taking a whole-of-government approach to affordable housing?

25
Jul 16

Driving the construction of affordable and efficient housing

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) is working to drive the construction of as many as 1,000 new energy efficient homes for low-income families nationwide. There’s considerable demand for buildings, with more than 200,000 approved applicants on the wait list for affordable housing across Australia. Low-income households typically tend to live in buildings with poorer … Continue reading Driving the construction of affordable and efficient housing

15
Jul 16

We need to increase the number and quality of social housing places

New Zealand has a social housing landscape that may be familiar to many of you. There is a large stock of aging social housing, much of which is no longer fit for purpose or is becoming increasingly expensive to maintain. The vast majority of that social housing is provided by a government entity (Housing New … Continue reading We need to increase the number and quality of social housing places

02
Jun 16

Download the Financial Models for Affordable Housing eBook!

Innovative and progressive financial models are essential in supporting the growth and supply of affordable housing in Australia. Government, providers, developers and institutions are all interested in exploring ways to deliver affordable housing in a restricted fiscal environment. This ebook compiles some of the content and presentations shared at our most recent conference on Affordable Housing, from speakers including … Continue reading Download the Financial Models for Affordable Housing eBook!

04
Feb 16

Government Invites New Ideas for Boosting Affordable Housing Investments

The Commonwealth Government has called for public submissions on new innovative financial models to boost the supply of affordable rental housing. The invitation follows the establishment of a working group tasked with identifying ways to increase the affordable housing supply for those on low incomes, as well as trialling models in cooperation with states and … Continue reading Government Invites New Ideas for Boosting Affordable Housing Investments