Housing crisis

First National Housing Inquiry to start in May

Australia’s first Peoples Commission into the housing crisis will convene in the next month as affordability remains at crisis level. The inquiry will hear from people at the centre of the housing crisis including renters in severe housing stress, those with crippling mortgages, and struggling homelessness services. Image: Image by Shutterstock Produced By: Remy Naughton …

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Australians with disability face the housing crisis silently

A recent study from the Australian Institute of health and welfare reveals a concerning situation for people with disabilities, showing that only six percent of those facing homelessness or its risk have access to the long-term housing they need. This comes at a time when demand for social housing is high, and accessibility and affordability …

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“Housing is a Human Right” SA rally calls for action on housing

A day before the International Day of Human Rights, poverty advocacy groups joined for a National Day of Action Housing Rally in South Australia, calling for more social housing and rental affordability solutions. The online event highlighted the severe impacts of tightening rental markets, a situation where many Aussies are forced to choose between essential …

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Charity desperate for more support as housing insecurity threatens women in need

As a declared housing crisis continues on the Northern Rivers, particularly in the Byron Shire, the Women’s Village Collective is one charity trying to help women in need.But, the collective’s funding is about to run out, and women like Amber, a mother of three, are facing homelessness. Image: Image courtesy of Unsplash: Jordan-Whitt Produced By: Mia …

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A light on “anxiety-inducing” experience of those faced with social housing queues

New research reveals what it’s like to be one in a queue of thousands for social housing, with waitees describing experiences as “traumatic” and “anxiety-inducing” as some remain on waitlists for up to 10 years. With over 170 000 people queued for social housing nationally – the report Waithood: The Experiences of Applying for and Waiting …

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Concern in Karratha as regional housing plummets into dire territory

The housing crisis continues to affect Australians, and in regional areas of the country, the situation is dire as prices surge. In Karratha, WA, the housing shortage is rapidly worsening with an increase in local construction projects. The Wire’s contributor from Ngaarda Media Conrad MacLean, asked Karratha City Mayor Peter Long what is the housing …

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