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released: 23 Sep 2010 author: AIHW media release

A profile of social housing in Australia provides an overview of the different social housing programs that have been provided under the 2003 Community Social Housing Agreement, including public rental housing, state owned and managed Indigenous housing, community housing, and Indigenous community housing; as well as changes that occurred in social housing over the duration of the agreement. In analysing the functions of social housing during this period, this report provides a crucial evidence base upon which the National Affordable Housing Agreement and future policies can be built. This report comes at a time of significant change in housing policy and provides valuable context to the new environment under the National Affordable Housing Agreement.

ISBN 978-1-74249-062-5; Cat. no. HOU 232; 54pp.; Internet only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary 

  • Body section
    1. Introduction
      • Data interpretation guide
    2. The people in social housing
      • Demographic profile
      • Changes in households over the 2003 CSHA
    3. Social housing dwellings
      • Location
      • Dwelling type and size
      • Dwelling condition and availability
    4. Providing social housing
      • Dwelling management
      • Assisting those most in need
      • Sustainability of tenure
        • Transfers and exits
    5. Social housing outcomes and social inclusion
      • Improving the lives of tenants
      • Employment and educational participation
      • Connecting with services and the community
      • Having a say
    6. Moving on: from the CSHA to the NAHA
      • Social housing under the NAHA
      • Conclusion
  • End matter
    • Appendix tables
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures

Recommended citation

AIHW 2010. A profile of social housing in Australia. Cat. no. HOU 232. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 19 August 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468393>.

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