Substandard rentals: are Australian families living the dream?

Alison Barrett (Editor), Yvonne Parry

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle


Since the 1960s, the incontestable link between the type and quality of housing on the health of infants and children has been well documented (here and here, for example).

Currently more than 22 percent of infants and children in Australia spend time in, or at risk of, homelessness.

These infants and children know what it is like to live in a car, couch surf with friends and relatives, or live in cramped motel rooms with their families for months and in some cases, years or rebound from one homelessness service to another. Their parents are desperate for accommodation.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Specialist publicationCroakey Health Media
Publication statusPublished - 13 Apr 2022


  • Child health
  • family homelessness
  • Rental affordability
  • Government policy


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