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Category: Affordable/Rooming Houses

Part of my personal goal is to see more done in the affordable housing, rooming houses and homeless space, particularly in the inner city areas. I have written for some time my concerns that all the moves by state, federal and local governments, as well as other government arms like APRA and FIRB, have done nothing towards promoting affordable housing. In fact, in most instances it has been at the detriment to those struggling to find suitable accommodation.

This page is dedicated to shedding light on the plight of those at risk of, or living the life of, being without shelter or a home to call their own. This is a social responsibility issue and I want to partner with not for profit organisations, builders and developers, finance institutions and governments at all levels to working towards a common solution. If you want to be part of the solution please feel free to contact me direct and we can discuss further.

What Is The Real Reason Behind The Number Of Homeless?


By Allison Worrall

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Affordable Housing, Is It Just A Pipe Dream?

Source: ABC News I have been writing for 2 years that I believe the actions by state, federal and local governments to address housing affordability have been laughable. The reality is they know that the majority of  voters, while voicing concerns for those attempting to get into the housing market, dont…

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Over 55s Fast Becoming The Prominent Homeless Demographic


Allison Worrall writes of the increasing plight of the over 55s as they at times face life and death choices. Shelter or food. Shelter or medication. It is an indictment on society that this should be happening in a country as plentiful as Australia. We know that the tenants taking advantage of our type of property are increasingly over 55 and female.

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Don’t Miss The Student Accommodation Boat!

Source: Urban Developer

Student accommodation has become a whole new industry waiting to be tapped by savvy investors. Don’t miss this boat, it’s a big one!

Student living operator Scape has acquired a Swanston Street site with plans to rework the approved permit to accommodate 500 beds.

The site was listed last year by Sydney developer Besgate Group as a “marketable, ready to go project” and sold with development approval for a 159-unit, 12-storey tower.

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More Proof Small Is The New Big


Sick of housemates? On a budget? No plans to reproduce? Perhaps it’s time to forget sharing and branch out on your own.

Studios, lofts, shacks and one-bedroom apartments have serviced the needs of the solitary for many years.

But they’re enjoying a resurgence in popularity, thanks to affordability issues along with the growing interest in minimalism and the tiny house movement.

They’ve also become a viable business opportunity off the back of the success of short-stay accommodation sites.

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Small Really IS The New Big

Source: Geelong Advertiser

The last home I built was a 4 bedroom plus study(which was big enough to be a bedroom, but no built-in-robe) with a media room and open plan kitchen dining and family area. And there was 3 of us living there using 2 bedrooms. It was sold to a retired couple so now there is only 2 people living there using 1 bedroom. There are eight million spare bedrooms across Australia, with almost 80 per cent of households leaving at least one room empty, an analysis of census data shows.

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