Australia has a housing affordability problem in both the property and rental markets and a critical shortage of social housing. This is at odds with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11.1, which states that safe, affordable housing should be accessible to all by 2030. This research was undertaken with the aim of improving the long‐term housing security for all, considering the needs of older Western Australians in particular. Recommendations in this report are made to improve housing affordability and accessibility for the older cohort in the broader context of the SDGs more generally and the preference of many to ‘age in place’.

 

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