Most tenants report benefits to living in social housing

The latest data from the National Social Housing Survey, released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), show that when asked about the benefits of social housing over 90% of social housing tenants reported that it made them more settled and allowed them to continue to live in their current area.

The report, National Social Housing Survey: detailed results 2016, looks at the experiences of tenants of public housing, community housing and state owned and managed Indigenous Housing (SOMIH) across a range of indicators.

The majority (74%) of social housing tenants were satisfied with the services from their housing provider, however this varied by housing program. Satisfaction was highest amongst community housing tenants (80%), with SOMIH tenants reporting the largest increase in satisfaction, up 10 percentage points to 68% since the previous survey in 2014. For public housing 73% of tenants were satisfied with the services from their housing provider.

Public housing tenants in Queensland (86%), South Australia (83%), and Tasmania (79%), along with community housing tenants in Western Australia (85%), reported the highest levels of satisfaction with services received from their housing provider.

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