The Centre for Equitable Housing (CEH) is a new initiative within Per Capita, aimed at providing research, policy advice and public engagement on housing affordability-related issues.
Secure and appropriate housing is a fundamental human right, essential to household wellbeing and critical for communities and the economy. But despite our growing national wealth, it is increasingly difficult for Australians to find homes which are affordable, in the right location, of the right size, of decent quality, and secure in terms of tenure.
Housing policies at the national, state and local level are failing to adapt to changing social needs and economic conditions, and frequently entrench inequalities within and between generations. Policymaking around housing is often described as a “wicked problem”, but negative policy outcomes are being borne by an increasingly large proportion of society while the benefits are absorbed by a shrinking share of the population.
Centre Director, Matt Lloyd-Cape, spoke at Per Capita’s John Cain Lunch on Wednesday 15 March to share his vision for the new Centre and for housing in Australia.