Social housing as infrastructure: an investment pathway

A new research report from AHURI points to a shortfall of 727,300 social housing properties across Australia by 2038, including 166,000 new properties across Victoria.
A key finding is that social housing should be viewed as “social infrastructure”, and that like schools, courts, prisons and hospitals should be funded with a view to the benefits delivered – not as a program that needs to generate surpluses or recover most of its costs.

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