The Case For A Massive Increase In Public Housing
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The Case For A Massive Increase In Public Housing



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    • Socialist Alliance National Office Presentations
    • 1. Is private provision the best way to put a roof over our heads?
    • Housing affordability in Australia Source: HIA
    • The real cost of housing
      • Of 15 OECD countries compared in the study, Australia had the highest prices relative to rental levels, the third-highest prices relative to incomes, and the fourth-highest levels of household debt relative to incomes.
      • Making it worse, demand for affordable housing had risen at the same time as the public housing stock in Australia dropped from 372,000 in 1995-96 to 345,000 in June 2004.
      • Average household debt has skyrocketed as a proportion of household disposable income. From 49 per cent of income in 1990-91, the debt ratio trebled to 143 per cent in 2004.
      • --OECD 2005 report on housing
      • The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare said 1.7 million people were in "housing stress" in 2004, spending more than 30 per cent of their income on accommodation.
    • Housing costs as % of income Source: ABS, 4130.0.55.001
    • Trends in housing tenure Source: ABS, 4130.0.55.001
    • How Australia is housed Source: ABS, 4130.0.55.001
    • What does a house really cost 1? Source: “Breakdown of housing costs in South-East Queensland”, AEC Group, October 2008
    • What does a house really cost 2? Source: “Breakdown of housing costs in South-East Queensland”, AEC Group, October 2008
    • Capital city house prices Source: HIA
    • Public housing stock in Australia
    • Average weekly housing costs Source: ABS, 4130.0.55.001
    • Housing in Australia and overseas
    • 2. Can our present model of housing and urbanisation continue?
    • Average house size and no.of occupants ABS, 4130.0.55.001
    • Water consumption per capita (cubic metres), 2003
    • Per capita ecological footprints, Australia and other countries, 1997 Source:
    • 3 . Will public housing always tend to be welfare housing? Source: NSW Department of Housing
    • Quality public housing 1 (Madrid, La Carabanchel) Source:
    • Quality public housing 2 (Ljublana, Slovenia) Source:
    • Quality public housing 3 (Prefab, California) Source: PREFAB FRIDAY: Brio54
    • Quality public housing 4 (Venezuela) Source:
    • Quality public housing 5 (Venezuela) Source: h
    • Quality public housing 6 (WA) Source: WA Department of Housing
    • 4. What should be done?
      • A. Very few gains without a movement (ACTU, Shelter lobbying)
      • B. Public housing policy cannot be treated in isolation from general fight for public provision and sustainability
      • C. What housing finance policy?
      • D. What political alliance for sustainable, decent public housing?
    • Housing Affordability Index Source: HIA