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Public housing in Australia explained

"For Lease” signs outside an apartment block in inner Sydney Source: AAP

For new Australians securing accommodation is an integral part of the settlement process. Community groups across the country work alongside governments to help those most in need develop sustainable and effective solutions. But one of these solutions, public housing, is now harder to find. Martin Kwakwa reports  

For most 'the housing crisis' means increasing mortgages in our capital cities and the struggle to buy your first home.

 

But for some people, the crisis runs much deeper.

 

Some can barely afford to rent and may not even have a secure place to stay.

 

Keith Jacobs, a professor at the University of Tasmania, is conducting an investigation into the key housing problems in Australia.

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