Report shows 10 percentage point drop in Canberra’s community housing standards

The percentage of Canberra community housing dwellings meeting minimum national standards has slipped significantly, prompting calls for development opportunities to be offered to providers.

The Productivity Commission’s recent report on housing shows a 10 percentage point drop in up-to-scratch ACT dwellings: from 91.9 per cent in 2016 to 81.9 per cent in 2018.

Officially, standards are met when a house or unit has four working facilities – a bath or shower, something to wash clothes and bedding in, an oven or cooktop, food storage and a toilet – and no more than two major structural problems.

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Source: The Canberra Times

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