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Affordable Housing

With sky rocketing Sydney property prices Housing Affordability is a big problem. Both the NSW and the Australian Governments have been slow to consider anything other than a build more housing solution under the misapprehension that the Sydney property market works like the banana market. Here we have collected together some material on Affordable Housing Issues including on what models have been used overseas to address the problem that could be considered in Australia.
REDWatch UrbanGrowth Central to Eveleigh and Housing Diversity Policy Statement - May 2016
The REDWatch UrbanGrowth Central to Eveleigh and Housing Diversity Policy was finalised on May 2 2016 following indications that UrbanGrowth's Central to Eveleigh Urban Transformation Strategy would not propose a significant response to the areas affordable housing needs. These concerns were borne out in late November 2016 when UrbanGrowth unveiled their strategy which showed only a target of 5-10% on the government owned Central to Eveleigh land.
Peter Phibbs on New York Affordable Housing and Inclusionary Zoning
This short video features Sydney University's Prof Peter Phibbs talking about Affordable Housing and Inclusionary Zoning in New York and Australia. The Video includes and comments from American experts about the New York approach and the response to it. This video was used to introduce the topic to a REDWatch Affordable Housing meeting on December 1 2016. The video runs for 4'20".
File International Approaches to Affordable Housing - Catherine Gilbert
Catherine Gilbert is a research associate from Sydney University’s Urban Housing Lab. She is from Canada and has experience in the UK. This presentation was delivered to a REDWatch Affordable Housing meeting on December 1 2016. It Provides an overview and some examples of different planning mechanisms used to deliver affordable housing internationally. The presentation is a 2.25MB PDF.
File Community Land Trusts - A presentation by Louise Crabtree
Dr Louise Crabtree is from Western Sydney University. She has has expertise in community-driven housing and Community Land Trusts. This presentation was delivered to a REDWatch Affordable Housing meeting on December 1 2016. It Provides an overview of Community Land trusts in the USA and the UK which are currently being modified to work in Australian contexts. The presentation is 4.2MB PDF.
Affordable Housing mentions elsewhere on the REDWatch website
This collection is a search of the REDWatch Website for all references to Affordable Housing with the most recent first.
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