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This article comes from the UK.
Its relevance in terms of the underpinning principles it refers to the Australian context is evident.
Algorithms and formulas can never be a substitute for community knowledge,
We need to build the right homes in the right places that enable everyone to have a home that they can afford and with the security of tenure.
Not only does this mean enabling a mix of tenures, allowing more people to get on the housing ownership ladder through Right to Buy, First Homes, shared ownership and other schemes, but also more homes that people can afford to rent, whether delivered through the private sector or through councils and housing associations.
It also means having the right homes for people, not driven by developer profits but by local need.