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Fit for purpose? Regulations around housing for people with disabilities

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Join Andrew Martel and guests for a discussion of regulations around housing for people with disabilities

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The conditions that govern the production and occupation of a dwelling in Australia are complex. Some are national in scope, others state-based or situated at local council level. When considering housing solutions for people with disabilities, these requirements are further overlaid with legal rights stemming from the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disability and a variety of national and state-based anti-discrimination legislation.

Moreover, the National Disability Insurance Agency has a series of policy positions that govern the provision of necessary services to be provided to NDIS participants living in privately owned homes (as either homeowners or renters).

Into this complex situation, current policy expectation at national and state levels are that the private sector will invest in, and provide the bulk of the new dwellings expected to be required to transition people with a disability from the group-home/residential-facility model to integration in the general community.

This discussion will be led by Andrew Martel. Guest speakers will be announced closer to the date.

We will email event registrants from time to time with further information about the Hallmark Initiative for Affordable Housing. Please email affordable-housing@unimelb.edu.au if you would like to elect not to receive emails.

About the Hallmark Research Initiative for Affordable Housing:

Melbourne, Australia, is facing rapid population growth and a severe housing affordability crisis. Home purchase is among the least affordable in the world, and there is an acute shortage of low-cost rental housing. The Affordable Housing initiative was created to address these challenges. Challenges that can’t be solved by one discipline alone.

The initiative supplies seed funding for projects to create interdisciplinary research partnerships both across and outside the University. The aim is to generate new insights and impact relating to affordable housing. It is now in its second year.

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Twitter: @ah_unimelb

Enquiries: affordable-housing@unimelb.edu.au

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