An intergenerational visioning of affordable housing in a regional context
Housing affordability has been identified as a priority for the regional townships of Echuca-Moama in Victoria. Pressure from people moving from Melbourne to the regions in response to COVID-19 lockdowns, is but one factor that has forced the costs of renting and buying up. On the pathway to finding solutions for this, is understanding residents’ concerns and experiences, and engaging residents in solution generation. This project employs mixed methods, with the aim of engaging key groups of interest in Echuca Moama (older people, First Nations people and school leavers) in the question of what affordable housing means to them. This is the first project of its kind in the region.
- ABC News (June 2022)
- Radio package and Q&A on ABC Central Victoria (skip to 2.00.27)
- ABC Radio (second story)
- Prof Jennifer Weller-Newton (University of Canberra, University of Melbourne)
- Prof Rebecca Bentley (University of Melbourne)
- Prof Danny Hills (Federation University)
- Dr Catherine Lees (Murray Primary Health Network)
- Dr Kate Raynor (University of Melbourne)
This project is funded by the Hallmark Research Initiative for Affordable Housing.
2021 – 2022