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released: 15 Oct 2014 author: AIHW media release

This report presents information on trends and issues in housing policy, housing affordability and housing assistance provided to populations with special needs. As housing and rental affordability declines, the need for housing assistance continues to increase, with 1.3 million recipients of Commonwealth Rental Assistance and over 400,000 households living in social housing. Of those households who were recently provided assistance through social housing, the majority were identified as either homeless or at risk of homelessness.

ISBN 978-1-74249-647-4; Cat. no. HOU 275; 105pp.; $15

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso page
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • 1. Housing in Australia
    • 2. The housing market in Australia and access to affordable
    • 3. Social housing
    • 4. Priority groups for social housing assistance services
    • 5. Financial assistance for housing
    • 6. Housing assistance and social and economic participation outcomes
  • End matter
    • Appendix A: Data quality statements
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • Related publications

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  1.  (18 Feb 2015) Amendments have been made on PDF pages 2, 9, 29, 69 and 70 and supplementary table XLS file Tables S3.1, S5.6, S5.8.
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AIHW 2014. Housing assistance in Australia 2014. Cat. no. HOU 275. Canberra: AIHW.

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