Housing assistance in Australia 2015 covers government funded provision of social housing, rent assistance, home purchase assistance and support services to help households maintain their tenancies.

  • Cat. no: WEB 73
Findings from this report:
  • 4% to 10% of households across social housing programs were overcrowded in 2013–14

  • Mainstream community housing continues to grow as a proportion of all social housing

  • Waiting lists for social housing remain long

  • Commonwealth Rent Assistance remains the form of assistance accessed by the largest number of Australian households