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Accessible Housing in Australia: HMMinfo Consultation Paper Response

Authors: C. Bridge
Published: 1st January 2005
Audience: Government/NGOs/Peaks, Industry, Librarians/Researchers/Students
ISBN: 1 86487 563 1

Abstract

Response to the Accessible Housing Australia Paper which discusses housing trends and potential policy instruments for increased accessible housing.

Table of Contents

1.
Introduction
4
1.1
About the HMMinfo Clearinghouse
4
1.2
Background to current housing issues
5
1.3
Relationship between accessible housing and home based care
6
1.4
Issues with definitions
6
2.
Key data requirements
7
2.1
Establish the existing supply of housing with accessibility features
7
2.1.1
Estimate numbers of homes of given accessibility functionalities that are available
7
2.1.2
Estimate trends in new home developments and hence in projected numbers of each category
8
2.2
Beneficiaries of increasing supply of accesible housing
9
2.3
Potential policy instruments for increasing the supply of accessible housing
10
2.3.1
Planning requirements
10
2.3.2
Direct utility benefits
12
2.3.3
Possible costs of increasing the supply of accessible housing
12
 
References
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