Housing

News and opinion on housing for people with disability.

The horror story of demand driving supply in a failed housing...

The Productivity Commission recommends moving toward a single system of financial assistance that can be accessed regardless of the type of housing a person chooses to live in.

England expects 40% of new housing developments will be affordable, why...

Australia has record levels of supply of new properties but despite various government interventions, housing still remains unaffordable for many.

Mission nearly impossible: the City of Sydney’s efforts to increase the...

The major challenge is providing affordable rental housing. Despite the city council’s best intentions, the affordable and social housing stock has hardly grown over the last decade.

Government announces plans to bring in access laws for disabled tenants

The government has finally agreed to bring into force long-awaited laws that will impose a duty on landlords to allow disabled tenants to make access improvements to the hallways, staircases and entrances of residential properties.

NDIS needs the market to help make up at least 60%...

Funding for Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is expected to support 28,000 people, 6% of all NDIS participants.

Six lessons on how to make affordable housing funding work across...

A suitable construction funding model is the critical missing ingredient needed to deliver more affordable housing in Australia.

Six lessons on how to make affordable housing funding work across...

A suitable construction funding model is the critical missing ingredient needed to deliver more affordable housing in Australia.

Supreme Court rules that bedroom tax discriminated against people with disabilities

Social housing tenants who were judged to have a ‘spare’ bedroom had their housing benefits payments cut. This has been challenged for some cases.

Proposed focus areas on the NDIS by Australian Human Rights Commission

A discussion paper has been released by the Australian Human Rights Commission stating the areas of focus by the Commissioner for the NDIS.

Far more disabled people living in slum housing than rest of...

Disabled people are twice as likely to live in slum, run down housing than the rest of the population affecting general health, mental health and quality of life.