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Affordable housing solutions : affordable housing providers’ perspective

Susilawati, Connie & Armitage, Lynne Audrey (2010) Affordable housing solutions : affordable housing providers’ perspective. In Proceeding of the 16th Annual Conference of the Pacific Rim Real Estate Society, Pacific Rim Real Estate Society, InterContinental Hotel, Wellington.

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Abstract

Accessibility to housing for low to moderate income groups in Australia has been experiencing a severe decline since 2002. On the supply side, the public sector has been reducing its commitment to the direct provision of public housing. Despite strong demand for affordable housing, limited supply has been generated by nongovernment housing providers. This paper identifies and discusses some current affordable housing solutions to ameliorate the problem which have been developed by non-government housing providers.

This study utilises case studies generated from nineteen housing providers during indepth interviews in South East Queensland in 2007-2008. The case studies are classified into four categories which relate to the nature of their product: affordable rental housing, mixed housing, affordable housing for people with special needs and low cost home ownership. Each category is discussed on the basis of the characteristics typical of that organisation of housing provider, their partnership arrangements and main target market. In addition, the special design and facilities required for people with special needs which include high care accommodation and aged care are highlighted. Finally, this study recommends offering a continuum of solutions to affordable housing for low income people by means of a rent-to-buy scheme.

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ID Code: 39764
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Affordable housing, mixed housing, low cost home ownership, housing provider, Australia
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Housing Markets Development Management (120503)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > COMMERCIAL SERVICES (150400) > Real Estate and Valuation Services (150403)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Connie Susilawati & Lynne Audrey Armitage
Deposited On: 01 Feb 2011 12:58
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2011 16:11

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