Strategies to enhance housing security for WA’s older renters

Project FundingBankwest Curtin Economics Centre
Project StatusCurrent (February 2017 to January 2018)

Project Summary

More people are reaching retirement age without owning a home and the number of older people residing in the private rental market is increasing. Fixed incomes, short leases, a lack of affordable housing options and limited capacity to modify a rental property see many older renters experiencing tenure insecurity. Drawing on national and international legal, financial, planning and policy precedents, this research will develop interdisciplinary strategies to make housing more secure for older people in the private rental sector in metropolitan and regional WA. The research approach includes a survey, interviews, a substantial and diverse literature review and industry workshops.