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Elderly, low income and rental households are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, such as heatwaves.
These impacts are compounded by often poor quality housing and a split between landlords and tenants where both parties have different goals. For example, the landlord pays for home improvements (e.g. installing better insulation), but the tenant pays the electricity bills. In this situation, there is little financial incentive for the landlord to choose the most efficient fixtures or to upgrade the performance of the property.
NAGA received funding from the Victorian Adaptation and Sustainability Partnership (VASP) to undertake a project to identify and promote innovative mechanisms to overcome information, financial and policy barriers to improved quality housing for vulnerable low income and rental households.
This project had two streams: