Researchers recommends greater direct government investment in social housing

Government intervention in response to significant housing needs, and challenges and failures in the Australian housing market, is both reasonable and warranted, a housing research report said. 

Researchers said there is widespread recognition the private housing market is failing to meet the housing needs of a growing proportion of Australian households, and across Tasmania growing demand has created challenges in the housing market. 

An Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute report suggests policy makers should adopt pragmatic techniques such as cost-benefit analyses and business case preparation to promote the value of social housing. 

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Source: The Examiner

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