Housing assistance in Australia 2017 provides up-to-date information relating to government funded provision of social housing, rent assistance, purchase assistance and support services to help households maintain their tenancies.
Nationally between 4% and 9% of dwellings were considered overcrowded, with between 12% and 25% underutilised
Mainstream community housing continues to grow, increasing 81% since 2009–10 to 80,200 dwellings in 2015–16
845,000 tenants in 394,300 households were living in the main social housing programs across Australia in 2015–16
Waitlists for social housing remain long, with 194,600 households awaiting social housing allocation as at 30 June 2016
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