Housing priorities re-focussed to those most in need, and away from just public housing for ‘blue collar workers’
Nuclear, working-class families were now no longer the typical applicants. Growing numbers of single people, including sole parents, the homeless, older people, people with disabilities began applying for public housing.
Over 150,000 homes were built, with more than 270,000 people given assistance to buy homes
Housing Commission became the Department of Housing
New emphasis was placed on rehabilitation of old housing stock.
Landcom created to ensure timely and affordable supply of new home sites