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Debating welfarisation of the social housing sector

National Forum on Public and Community Housing

Author: Plant, R.
Type: Conference Paper
Year: 1998


Social housing under the Howard Federal Coalition Government has become "welfare housing" due to a systematic attempt to diminish the systems of public and community housing to a residual welfare-based model. State intitiated reforms in Victoria also threaten the future of public housing (removal of security of tenure in public housing, segmenting waiting lists, increasing rents to 25% of household income, up from 20%, restricting eligibility). These measures have resulted in less security of tenure, greater concentrations of disadvantage in increased rents, hitting the poorest sectors of the population hardest.

Further Details

Publish Dates: 27-28 July 1998
Publish Location: Sydney
Accession Number: September, 2011
Notes: Retain Print, Not available online
Keywords: Victoria
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