Why housing is a major public health issue for Australians with disability

Access to adequate, safe, secure, accessible and affordable housing is a fundamental human right.

But in Australia, right now, housing disadvantage is impossible to ignore, and the situation is particularly alarming for disabled Australians.

People with disabilities are at much greater risk of living in unaffordable housing where the cost of keeping a roof over their heads can only be met by reducing spending on other essentials like food and health care. As a result they face a higher risk of homelessness, prompting concerns about a disability housing crisis in Australia.

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Source: The University of Melbourne

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