Housing subsidies

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...

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Research report

20 Apr 2017

The key to the affordable housing industry’s future is that governments, in consultation with affordable housing providers, establish a clear industry vision with defined policy objectives, and specify medium-term growth strategies and targets to realise that vision.

Whether involving new...

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Video lecture/presentation

11 Apr 2017

The Treasurer, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, addressed the issue of housing affordability in a lecture hosted by AHURI at the State Library in Melbourne on Monday 10 April 2017.

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Research report

02 Mar 2017

This research examined various possible links between housing related variables and employment, such as:

  • housing assistance (such as rent assistance or social housing) can blunt incentive to work and depress employment rates
  • soaring real house prices have inflated housing
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Guide

30 Jan 2017

AHURI research into a bond aggregator model for affordable housing was central to the Affordable Housing Working Group (AHWG) report to Australian Federal, State and Territory Treasurers meeting during the Council on Federal Financial Relations.

As a result, the Council recommended...

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Research report

07 Dec 2016

This report is the first output from Phase 3 of Transforming Housing. Its purpose is to establish the framework for action over the ensuing three years.

The purpose of this report is to propose a series of clear and measurable responses to the burgeoning need for affordable housing in...

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Video lecture/presentation

05 Sep 2016

Dr Ian Winter introduces the one-day conference, at the iconic Adelaide Oval on Wednesday 19 October 2016, investigating the future of housing assistance in Australia.

 

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Research report

30 Aug 2016

This report considers the findings from an evidence-based policy inquiry into individualised forms of housing assistance which assessed whether their implementation could lead to improved services and better outcomes for low-income and vulnerable households. It sets out future policy options...

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Research report

23 Nov 2015

There has been considerable innovation in social policy in many developed countries since the mid-1990s, with a move towards more individualised packages of support for people who require assistance due to older age, disabilities, health issues and a range of other vulnerabilities. The aims of...

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Journal article

15 Jun 2015

Private Rental Brokerage Programs (PRBPs) are a seemingly well-used and reasonably well-known housing assistance measure in the housing and homelessness sectors. The existence of such programs - which pull together a range of key financial and non-financial supports for eligible private renters...

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Research report

18 May 2015

This Positioning Paper is the first output of a project that aims to forecast future housing subsidies that will accompany projected demographic changes and the challenges these trends may pose for the fiscal sustainability of housing policy. Population ageing is a key demographic trend that...

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Research report

01 Jun 2012

The Australian and Northern Territory (NT) governments are undertaking large scale reforms to public housing in remote Indigenous communities in the NT. In addition to substantial investment in housing and related infrastructure, these changes include reforms to land tenure designed to underpin...

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Evaluation

01 Sep 2006

Introduction

This report forms the final output from the evaluation of the Key Worker Living (KWL) programme commissioned by DCLG and is produced by GHK Consulting Ltd (GHK) and the Centre for Urban and Regional Studies (CURS) at the University of Birmingham. The work was undertaken...

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Research report

14 May 2004

Commonwealth rent assistance (CRA) is a non-taxable income supplement paid through Centrelink to individuals and families who rent in the private rental market.

This bulletin addresses the characteristics of recipients; the accommodation used by recipients; the Centrelink client groups...

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Research report

12 Mar 2004

The 2002-03 Private Rent Assistance collection is the fourth and final data collection to occur under the 1999 Commonwealth-State Housing Agreement (CSHA). The 1999 CSHA aims to facilitate access to affordable, appropriate and secure housing for people on low incomes and people with special...

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Research report

12 Mar 2004

The 2002-03 home purchase assistance collection was the fourth and final collection to occur under the 1999 CSHA. The 1999 CSHA aims to facilitate access to affordable, appropriate and secure housing for people on low incomes and people with special needs. Under this CSHA a new national...

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Research report

27 Jun 2003

Australian state and federal governments spend a large amount of money on providing housing assistance to Australian households. This housing assistance takes a variety of forms. It includes the provision of public housing, subsidies for low-income renters in the private sector and various forms...

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Research report

13 Feb 2003

This report provides a study of changes in Australians' housing aspirations and the implications of these for housing assistance. It illustrates the way in which the changing nature of Australian society is reflected in changing housing aspirations among different household groups and what these...

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The Federal Treasurer, Scott Morrison, addressed the issue of housing affordability in an hour-long lecture hosted by AHURI at the State Library in Melbourne on Monday 10 April.

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Research report

22 Jun 2017

Research Summary

This study investigated appropriate frameworks to better understand the way in which housing policy mechanisms contribute to economic productivity and growth. It reviewed the literature, key Federal Government policy statements and reports released over...