The housing crisis is not really about getting into the market or staying off the streets – the problem is more systemic

Housing policy in Australia has a split personality: we are either shaking our heads at how hard it is for wealthy millennials to buy their first home or we are wringing our hands at the plight of the homeless.

Policy makers have responded in a piecemeal and often counter-productive fashion to these individual and seemingly isolated issues, providing financial incentives to first homebuyers and crisis support for those on the streets.

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