AHURI Webinar: Housing key workers in Australian Cities
The events of 2020, particularly the COVID-19 pandemic, have highlighted the vital role many workers play in the functioning of cities and their resilience in times of crisis. New AHURI research has found that many essential workers are struggling to access housing in Australia’s most expensive cities - Sydney and Melbourne.
This free webinar presents findings from the AHURI research project — Housing key workers: scoping challenges, aspirations, and policy responses for Australian cities — led by Catherine Gilbert, The University of Sydney. The scoping study examined evidence of housing affordability challenges amongst a range of key worker occupation groups in Sydney and Melbourne, as well as whether governments in Sydney and Melbourne and select international jurisdictions (the USA and UK) consider key worker housing needs and how they support key workers to access appropriate housing.
The webinar will include a research presentation, followed by an industry response from Leonie King and an audience Q&A facilitated by Dr Michael Fotheringham, Managing Director at AHURI.
The webinar will be held on Wednesday, 14 July 2021 at 10.30am ACST.