Brotherhood Talks
Affordable housing in Australia: What can we do about it?
Aug 5, 2019 · 51 min
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How big is Australia’s affordable housing challenge and what can we do about it?

Dr Kate Raynor contrasts current affordability challenges with those of past decades, and explores the merits of various global approaches to make housing more affordable, especially for those on low incomes. Kate Colvin has worked in the community housing sector for more than two decades and provides insights into how the sector has approached the challenges of housing and homelessness.

Kate Raynor is from the Affordable Housing Imitative at the University of Melbourne.

Kate Colvin is Deputy CEO of the Council to Homeless Persons and a spokesperson for the Everybody’s Home Campaign.

This episode presents highlights from a public talk, hosted by the Brotherhood of St Laurence Research and Policy Centre in March 2019.

Duration: 50 mins 50 secs
Published/Podcast: August 2019

Producers: Aysha Zackariya and Sharon Lee
Music: Lee Rosevere

Brotherhood Talks is a podcast by the Brotherhood of St Laurence, a community organisation working towards an Australia free of poverty. Listen to experts discuss a wide range of issues of key importance in overcoming the challenge of poverty and disadvantage in Australia.

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