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Start building: housing shortage will soar unless government takes drastic action


Jacobs, K and Flanagan, K, Start building: housing shortage will soar unless government takes drastic action, The Mercury, News Pty. Ltd., Hobart, Tasmania, 11 December (2019) [Newspaper Article]

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Most readers of The Mercury are aware of the difficulties faced by low-income households in need of affordable housing. Rents and purchase prices are high and climbing, even by national standards, and at 0.6 per cent, Hobartís private rental vacancy rate is the lowest in Australia. Meanwhile, the waiting list for social housing is increasing and waiting times have blown out to over a year, even for high-priority applicants.

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Item Type:Newspaper Article
Keywords:housing policy, Tasmania
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Applied sociology, program evaluation and social impact assessment
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Other law, politics and community services
Objective Field:Other law, politics and community services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Jacobs, K (Professor Keith Jacobs)
UTAS Author:Flanagan, K (Dr Kathleen Flanagan)
ID Code:136291
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2019-12-12
Last Modified:2020-01-08
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