Rental housing

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24 Jan 2018

What lessons can be drawn from institutional change in private rental sectors (PRSs) internationally which could enhance the equity, efficiency and effectiveness of the sector in Australia, particularly to improve outcomes for low-income tenants?

Research report

13 Dec 2017

Home purchasing and renting, particularly in our capital cities, is now beyond the reach of many people. Are governments around Australia effectively tackling the pressing issue of housing affordability?


1 Dec 2017

Are real estate agents covered by the Privacy Act?

Research report

15 Nov 2017

To illustrate the situation for vulnerable groups, this release continues to assess the rental affordability situation for eight Australian household types, with a focus on aged and key worker cohorts.

Discussion paper

6 Nov 2017

This discussion paper endeavors to identify the underlying causes of housing affordability issues, and to consider some useful policy responses in the current and historical context.


30 Oct 2017

The investigation received numerous submissions from current and former public housing tenants, along with advocacy groups, detailing their experiences of the Department of Health and Human Services' maintenance claims practices.


Inquiry into increasing affordable housing supply: evidencebased principles and strategies for Australian policy and practice
11 Oct 2017

This project examined state government-led innovations in affordable housing through analysis of two state-level strategies and two state-level programs.


Efficiency standards to cut energy bills, reduce pollution and create jobs
28 Sep 2017

This report maps out how minimum efficiency standards for rental homes could tackle a long-standing problem, and create thousands of jobs in trades, services and manufacturing across Victoria.

Audio program

5 Sep 2017

Property developer, Mirvac, is pushing ahead with a 'build-to-rent' housing project. Will it improve affordability for renters?

Research report

1 Sep 2017

The real deal: Rising house prices and low interest rates have supported industry growth


28 Aug 2017

This guide contains a number of tips to assist Victorians who are considering renting or buying an apartment, particularly off-the-plan.


4 Aug 2017

This article argues that it is not economically viable for Australian super funds to invest in the Australian build-to-rent market and explores how our governments can take steps in providing critical economic infrastructure to combat the public housing shortage.

Research report

AHURI Final Report 286
25 Jul 2017

The study forecasted future expenditure on housing assistance programs.

Discussion paper

20 Jul 2017

There has been a rapid growth in short-term holiday letting (STHL) both nationally and in NSW over recent years particularly since the emergence of online booking services and the development of the sharing economy. The NSW Government’s response to the Parliamentary Inquiry into the regulation...


10 May 2017

This online resource provides a picture of shifts in affordability, broken down by region and territorial authority (and by ward in Auckland) in New Zealand.

Research report

Results for HAM version 1.0
10 May 2017

This paper presents key findings about housing affordability trends at a national level and for the three most populous

Research report

1 May 2017

This release of the Rental Affordability Index (RAI) highlights that pensioners and working parents have been priced out of the rental market in all metropolitan areas across Australia.

Research report

27 Apr 2017

About 400,000 Australian households live in social housing, which covers public housing, community housing, Indigenous community housing, and Indigenous housing provided by governments.

The sector has many issues, including:

• In public housing, many dwellings fail adequacy standards, and numerous tenants are dissatisfied...

Research report

27 Apr 2017

The findings of the 2017 Rental Affordability Snapshot show that for people on low incomes housing options in the private rental market are extremely limited, and that the chances of finding a place that could be called home are even worse. Combined with the lack...

Research report

28 Mar 2017

This study investigated the creation of successful non-profit housing providers through public housing transfers in the UK, for both the housing providers and government policies.

The study established that different capacities need to be developed at different stages, including during the policy design process,...