About Affordable Housing

About Affordable Housing

Affordable housing is generally considered to be housing that is affordable for low to moderate income earners. A generally accepted measurement is that this housing will cost no more than 30 % of income in the bottom 40% of earners. This housing may be public housing (owned and managed by the government, usually State) or community housing (managed by private non-profit Community Housing Providers or CHPs). Click here to read more about public and community housing research on the AHURI (Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute) website.

Of course some housing may just be private rental arrangements but the growing issue across Australia is the growing unaffordability of private rentals for low to moderate income earners. Click here to read a snapshot of ANGLICARE Sydney’s research on housing affordability 2016.

Want more facts about housing affordability? Churches Housing is a member of Australians for Affordable Housing. Click here to read more.

Churches Housing works to see the church sector become part of the solution to our growing affordable housing problem. If your church is considering development options then please contact us about including an affordable housing component.