Background Briefing - 4 September 2011 - Nowhere to live

Rents are rising even in country towns, and more people are forced into caravan parks, the back rooms of old pubs - or the river bank - even with young children. It can happen to anyone. It will get worse. Various attempts to create more places for people to live at cheap rent are not meeting the need. Reporter Anita Barraud.

Further Information:
National Housing Affordability Agreement – http://www.fahcsia.gov.au/sa/housing/progserv/affordability/affordablehousing/Pages/default.aspx

National Rental Affordability Scheme – http://www.environment.gov.au/housing/nras/index.html

The National Housing Supply Council – http://www.nhsc.org.au/default.html
The drivers of housing supply and demand in rural and regional centres – http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/projects/p40586

Change and disadvantage in Regional Victoria reports 2011 – http://www.dpcd.vic.gov.au/home/publications-and-research/urban-and-regional-research/Regional-Victoria/chnage-and-disadvantge-in-regional-victoria

http://www.abc.net.au/rn/backgroundbriefing/stories/2011/3305380.htm