National Social Housing Survey

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) released their National Social Housing Survey: a summary of national results publication on 7 October 2011.

The AIHW reports that the majority of National Social Housing Survey respondents were either `satisfied’ or `very satisfied’ with living in either public housing or community housing.

In addition, most respondents indicated that the amenity and location of their housing met the needs of their household.

These respondents also recorded experiencing `benefits’ from living in social housing–around 90% felt more settled and over two-thirds felt they enjoyed better health.

The AIHW says that these findings are particularly noteworthy given that social housing is typically targeted at groups such as low income earners, those who were previously homeless and people who are otherwise disadvantaged in the housing market.

For more information visit the AIHW website.