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Family Violence Fuelling Homelessness - Pro Bono Australia

Family Violence Fuelling Homelessness - Pro Bono Australia | Social Housing in Australia | Scoop.it
Family violence forced more than 18,000 women into homelessness last year alone, according to peak body, the Council to Homeless Persons.
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One in six Australian women suffer physical or sexual abuse from partner | Australia news | The Guardian

One in six Australian women suffer physical or sexual abuse from partner | Australia news | The Guardian | Social Housing in Australia | Scoop.it
Among the most vulnerable were women who were Indigenous, young or pregnant
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One in six Australian women suffer physical or sexual abuse from partner | Australia news | The Guardian

One in six Australian women suffer physical or sexual abuse from partner | Australia news | The Guardian | Social Housing in Australia | Scoop.it
Among the most vulnerable were women who were Indigenous, young or pregnant
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Electricity prices disproportionately affecting low-income households - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Electricity prices disproportionately affecting low-income households - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Social Housing in Australia | Scoop.it
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Alison Inman: ‘Some who experience domestic abuse will live in social housing’ | Jane Dudman

Alison Inman: ‘Some who experience domestic abuse will live in social housing’ | Jane Dudman | Social Housing in Australia | Scoop.it
Tenant champion and incoming Chartered Institute of Housing president says domestic violence needs to be centre of housing policy
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The Commons: could co-housing offer a different kind of great Australian dream?

The Commons: could co-housing offer a different kind of great Australian dream? | Social Housing in Australia | Scoop.it
The demand for attractive and affordable co-housing like Melbourne’s The Commons is high in Australia, but supply and access to land is a challenge
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Victoria's rent costs for low wage earners 'never been tighter'

Victoria's rent costs for low wage earners 'never been tighter' | Social Housing in Australia | Scoop.it
Too much attention is being put on home ownership and not on affordable rental properties for those struggling on low wages, a Victorian social welfare group says.
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Rise in hidden forms of homelessness triggers call for 100,000 homes - Council to Homeless Persons

Rise in hidden forms of homelessness triggers call for 100,000 homes - Council to Homeless Persons | Social Housing in Australia | Scoop.it
To mark Homelessness Week 2017, Council to Homeless Persons analysed Australian Institute of Health and Welfare data to expose trends in ‘hidden’ forms of homelessness. Just 6% of people who are experiencing homelessness are sleeping on the street. The majority are effectively invisible to society.  This data shows that hidden forms of homelessness are rising …
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Community housing in Australia: One eviction notice away from homelessness

Community housing in Australia: One eviction notice away from homelessness | Social Housing in Australia | Scoop.it
People who rely on community housing are being forced into debt and consequent homelessness.
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Ignoring Social Housing is a Recipe for Failure Expert Warns | PBA

Ignoring Social Housing is a Recipe for Failure Expert Warns | PBA | Social Housing in Australia | Scoop.it
Throwing money at crisis responses to homelessness while ignoring social housing is a recipe for failure, an Irish expert on homelessness has warned Australia.
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Aboriginal single mother jailed over unpaid fines after call to police

Aboriginal single mother jailed over unpaid fines after call to police | Social Housing in Australia | Scoop.it
An Indigenous woman is locked up over thousands of dollars in unpaid fines after police in Perth are called for a family violence incident — 10 months after the Ms Dhu inquest recommended the practice be scrapped.
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Australia's debt levels and housing cost leave it vulnerable, IMF warns

Australia's debt levels and housing cost leave it vulnerable, IMF warns | Social Housing in Australia | Scoop.it
International Monetary Fund wants policy-makers to seize opportunity to strengthen financial system, including household debt
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A village of tiny houses is coming to Melbourne

A village of tiny houses is coming to Melbourne | Social Housing in Australia | Scoop.it
A display site of tiny houses is expected to open in Melbourne as interest in small-scale living sweeps the country.
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Affordable housing policy failure still being fuelled by flawed analysis

Affordable housing policy failure still being fuelled by flawed analysis | Social Housing in Australia | Scoop.it
The clichés about housing supply and regulatory restraints are distractions from the need to focus on expanding the affordable housing sector to directly meet the needs of low-income households.
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Lives in limbo: public housing residents face eviction in Victoria | Australia news | The Guardian

Lives in limbo: public housing residents face eviction in Victoria | Australia news | The Guardian | Social Housing in Australia | Scoop.it
Developers will increase social housing by 10% in the renewal of nine inner-city estates, but it comes at a huge social cost
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Record number of Australians now skipping meals to pay their mortgage

Record number of Australians now skipping meals to pay their mortgage | Social Housing in Australia | Scoop.it
Forget spending money on avocado toast, a number of Australians are now skipping meals to pay the mortgage.
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Homeless in Australia: the shifting numbers and definitions

Homeless in Australia: the shifting numbers and definitions | Social Housing in Australia | Scoop.it
Domestic violence and housing affordability are common reasons for homelessness, but how many people are homeless in Australia?
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Charities aren't enough. ACT government should take over homelessness services

Charities aren't enough. ACT government should take over homelessness services | Social Housing in Australia | Scoop.it
The city's outsourced homelessness service operates only during business hours.
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Volunteers pitch in to stop Indigenous families being evicted

Volunteers pitch in to stop Indigenous families being evicted | Social Housing in Australia | Scoop.it
An army of volunteers has stepped in to prevent Indigenous families being evicted from public housing across Perth.
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Older women becoming hidden face of homelessness

Older women becoming hidden face of homelessness | Social Housing in Australia | Scoop.it
Couch surfing among older women has almost doubled over the past four years and there has been a similar rise in the number of older women sleeping in cars, a new report finds.
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No room for NIMBY-ism in the battle against homelessness - Council to Homeless Persons

No room for NIMBY-ism in the battle against homelessness - Council to Homeless Persons | Social Housing in Australia | Scoop.it
Some local residents of Brighton East have raised objection to the development of homeless accommodation in their suburb, out of fears that it would lead to an influx of “junkies” and “ex-crims”   A story, that ran in the Herald Sun, quotes a local as saying “I have five grandkids who play outside … if this plan goes ahead I …
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International homelessness expert reveals how Finland ended homelessness, and why Australia is failing - Council to Homeless Persons

International homelessness expert reveals how Finland ended homelessness, and why Australia is failing - Council to Homeless Persons | Social Housing in Australia | Scoop.it
Visiting homelessness expert, Professor Eoin O’Sullivan, is warning Australian welfare chiefs and policy makers that throwing money at crisis responses to homelessness (such as refuges and emergency accommodation), whilst ignoring social housing, is a recipe for failure. Professor O’Sullivan, Editor of the European Journal of Homelessness, will make a keynote address at the Victorian Homelessness Conference, …
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Tiny houses: Who wants them and why?

Tiny houses: Who wants them and why? | Social Housing in Australia | Scoop.it
Research finds a marked increase in people, particularly among women over 50, who are building or wanting to build a tiny house. However, inflexible planning rules often stand in their way.
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Screening for family violence does not always meet clients’ needs

Screening for family violence does not always meet clients’ needs | Social Housing in Australia | Scoop.it
A new Swinburne and Wesley report finds the screening of family violence is irregular and does not always meet the needs of those seeking housing support.
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Home sweet micro home: sleep-testing a pod for the homeless

Home sweet micro home: sleep-testing a pod for the homeless | Social Housing in Australia | Scoop.it
The Guardian was invited into a Worcester back garden to try out a proposed solution to the problem of rough sleeping
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