The public housing waitlist has increased by 76% as compared to 10 years ago. At 30 June 2012, there were 22,871 applicants on the public housing waitlist and about 50,000 people
Demand for social housing is projected to increase significantly as the population ages. There are thousands of households currently in the private rental market
2011-12 was the worst year on record for home repossessions. 1500 repossession applications were lodged with the Supreme Court in 2011-12, 17% more than in 2010-11.