13 May 2021
After undergoing the harshest lockdowns in the country, how should Victoria spend its budget to bounce back? RMIT academics share their expert view on where best to splash the cash for the state’s COVID-19 recovery.
19 November 2020
As Victoria turns the corner, economic, social housing and urban planning experts point to three key shifts in the upcoming Victorian Budget.
27 October 2020
Two of our RMIT CUR researchers have been recognised in The Conversation’s 2020 annual yearbook examining a life changing year and what comes next.
06 July 2020
This week, the Victorian government unilaterally placed the residents of nine public housing towers in inner Melbourne under “hard lockdown” due to the “explosive potential” of increasing COVID-19 cases.
27 May 2020
The need for public housing is greater than ever before – Australia has a shortfall of at least 433,000 dwellings. Using public land for public housing is a no-brainer. But, at the time of writing, the Victorian government is preparing to sell over 2,646 hectares of land.
13 May 2020
How policy makers regard and manage the ownership and use of land has profound consequences for the affordability of our homes and the inclusiveness of our neighbourhoods.
03 May 2020
Victorian governments have wasted two decades of opportunities to address the state’s housing crisis, selling surplus public land that could have been used for 11,000 public housing units, new analysis reveals.
22 November 2019
In the year since the Australian government created the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC), its bond aggregator, AHBA, has raised funds for affordable housing providers, allowing them to refinance loans under better conditions.
10 October 2019
Today, October 10, is World Homeless Day. Next week the Council to Homeless Persons will convene the Victorian Homelessness Conference to discuss options for ending homelessness.
11 July 2019
People experiencing homelessness and poor mental health are among Australia’s most vulnerable citizens. Without secure housing and an accessible mental healthcare system, recovery from mental illness is seriously compromised.
03 July 2019
Australia will need another 730,000 social housing dwellings in 20 years if it is to tackle homelessness and housing stress among low-income renters.
29 May 2019
A new report evaluating the Victorian Government’s program to redevelop inner suburban public housing estates says the plan may reduce the amount of homes available for vulnerable households.
06 February 2019
As house prices subside from recent record highs, Australians are struggling to obtain the housing they need to be as healthy, well and secure as they could be yet many Australians have no home at all.
18 December 2018
Despite recent falls in the housing market, housing costs and indebtedness bite deeply into household budgets, especially at Christmas time.
18 November 2018
Australia needs to triple its small stock of social housing over the next 20 years to cover both the existing backlog and newly emerging need.
18 November 2018
Australia needs to triple the amount of social housing built over the next 20 years if it is to meet future demands, a new study has found.
23 May 2017
Research to help reduce the financing costs for community housing providers by RMIT and the Australian Housing for Urban Research Institute (AHURI) is shaping national plans to improve housing affordability.
25 August 2016
Sustainable housing can also have important benefits for some of the most vulnerable members of our community, as the report released this week shows.