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 in 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