Why is it important to boost the supply of affordable housing in Australia - and how can we do it?

Berry, M 2003, 'Why is it important to boost the supply of affordable housing in Australia - and how can we do it?', Urban Policy and Research, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 413-435.


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Title Why is it important to boost the supply of affordable housing in Australia - and how can we do it?
Author(s) Berry, M
Year 2003
Journal name Urban Policy and Research
Volume number 21
Issue number 4
Start page 413
End page 435
Total pages 22
Publisher Routledge
Abstract Housing affordability has fallen in Australia over the past decade, in spite of sustained economic growth in the national economy. This paper argues that this outcome raises serious economic and social questions, especially in relation to the prospects and welfare of younger Australians. A lack of affordable housing has negative consequences for the competitiveness and efficiency of the Australian economy and for the maintenance of social cohesion in society. Existing housing policies, it is also argued, are demonstrably not working to offset or reverse the trend of declining affordability. New policies are required, especially those that would attract more private investment into the affordable end of the housing market. The main part of this paper outlines and critically compares a range of possible models or approaches that have recently been put forward to this end.
Subject Urban Policy
DOI - identifier 10.1080/0811114032000147430
Copyright notice ©2003 Editorial Board, Urban Policy and Research
ISSN 1476-7244
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