Core housing need determines if a household can afford suitable and adequate housing in their community
Core housing need is a 2-stage indicator. It helps to identify households living a dwellings considered unsuitable, inadequate or unaffordable. It also considers if income levels are such that they could not afford alternative suitable and adequate housing in their community.
Assessing a household for core housing need involves 2 steps to determine if:
- the household lives in acceptable housing
- the household’s before-tax is sufficient to access acceptable housing in their community