The Victorian Housing Commission also began building homes for low-income rental in 1939, as well as embarking on a major slum clearance scheme.
By 1942 housing was seen as one of the main pillars of post-war reconstruction and there were high public expectations of government action to remedy housing shortages and abolish slums.
In their book (1942), FO Barnett and WO Burt estimated that the housing shortage in Australia amounted to 112,000, while 46,000 houses were unfit for human habitation and should be demolished.
They saw a need for a Commonwealth Housing Commission, but it would be state housing commissions which would have the task of abolishing slums, determining minimum standards, zoning residential and other areas, and providing housing at a rental within the capacity of lower-income tenants.
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