Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's House of Reps submission

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's House of Reps submission
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's House of Reps submission

Over 44 thousand Australians received home purchase assistance provided by state and territory governments between 2013-14, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Australians living in both remote and very remote areas also received some type of assistance, but the number of assisted households in those areas did not reach one thousand.

The table shows home purchase assistance provided to households, by remoteness, in 2013-14.

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's House of Reps submission

In the submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics, Inquiry into Home Ownership, AIHW also called the attention of the Committee to their online publication Housing Assistance in Australia.

"This presents information on related social housing programs as well as the First Home Owner Grant."

According to the publication, 393,844 households were in social housing in 2013-14, and the waiting lists for social housing remain long.

"Around 43,400 applicants in the community housing sector were waiting allocation to mainstream community housing as at 30 June 2014 (up from almost 36,700 in 2010). Across the three types of social housing, around 75,900 of these applicants were categorised as in greatest need."

The AIHW's annual report for the Specialist Homelessness Services Collection highlights that in 2013-14 2,588 clients were assessed as needing assistance to prevent foreclosures or for overdue mortgage.

"Of these clients 66% were provided with assistance to maintain their tenancies, 8% were referred to another agency for this assistance, and 26% were neither provided with, nor referred for, this assistance."

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare role is to develop and maintain national metadata standards. These are found in METeOR, Matadata electronic Online Repository, Australia’s repository for national metadata standards for health, community services and housing assistance information.

All data is collected by AIHW in collaboration with government and non-government stakeholders. AIHW also counts on other sources such as the Australian Bureau of Statistics Census and its household surveys, research undertaken by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, and others like First Home Owner Grant data.

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