Developing a Victorian affordable housing strategy – Step 1: Defining affordable housing

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I am often asked how I define affordable housing. It is an important question and one I am pleased to always discuss. At the 2015 National Housing Conference US housing expert Dr David Paul Rosen noted five policy and practice requirements for successfully delivering and financing affordable housing, drawing on six decades of US experience. The first requirement Rosen noted … Read More

Surplus government land supporting affordable housing delivery

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Surplus government land supporting affordable housing delivery There is a long running debate in Victoria over whether developers should be required to deliver affordable housing as a condition of development approval, referred to as ‘inclusionary zoning’, raised again through the Plan Melbourne Refresh process. While the debate often goes around in circles, over 40 per cent of low-income renter households … Read More

Planning requirements to support affordable housing outcomes: international experience and potential application to Victoria

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Planning requirements to support affordable housing outcomes: international experience and potential application to Victoria Kate Breen, Director, Affordable Development Outcomes There is a long running debate in Victoria over whether developers should be required to deliver affordable housing as a condition of development approval, referred to as ‘inclusionary zoning’, raised again through the Plan Melbourne Refresh process.  Whilst the debate … Read More