Housing affordability

Discussion paper

28 Aug 2018

The reform of the dysfunctional land market is essential if the UK is to be a more equal, more productive and stable economy. It is also vital to creating a better-functioning housing market that delivers the affordable and quality homes the country needs.

Report

3 Jul 2018

House prices are higher in Sydney and Melbourne than in almost all other developed-nation cities, with the result that most young households cannot afford to buy a detached house. Why? This research examines some possible answers.

Strategy

8 Jun 2018

The Western Australian government hopes this plan will help to achieve better outcomes for individuals and families, deliver inclusive and connected communities and create a housing system that is more responsive to a broader range of needs.

Discussion paper

29 Mar 2018

Inland Revenue is seeking feedback on a proposal to ring-fence losses on residential rental properties. The intention of the new policy is to level the playing field between speculators, investors and homebuyers.

Commentary

15 Mar 2018

The clichés about housing supply and regulatory restraints are distractions from the need to focus on expanding the affordable housing sector to directly meet the needs of low-income households.

Submission

14 Feb 2018

This New Zealand Initiative submission recommends that the Overseas Investment Amendment Bill should not proceed until parliamentary debate can be informed by a competent official assessment of its likely net benefits (or costs) for New Zealanders.

Report

14 Feb 2018

This study analysed recently completed affordable housing developments across Australia to ascertain how affordable housing project costs, revenues and subsidies interact.

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?

Commentary

6 Dec 2017

Canada is showing the way on housing policy, but the funds in Australia need to start flowing — and that means biting the bullet on tax, writes Peter Mares.

Report

24 Nov 2017

This study explores how social impact investment (SII) has been used for housing and homelessness objectives internationally, and examines three case studies where SII has been used in Australia.

Commentary

22 Nov 2017

Foreign national ownership of property is a growing concern for many countries, including New Zealand and Australia. From 2018, New Zealand is banning foreign ownership of residential property in an attempt to curb housing inflation and high vacancy rates.

Working paper

20 Nov 2017

This paper develops a comprehensive measure of the gap between housing supply and demand at a regional level in Australia, taking into account a range of complicating factors, such as changing demographics, building types and the increase in unoccupied dwellings at the regional level.

Book

Delivering innovative and sustainable housing
19 Oct 2017

This publication offers thoughtful perspectives on how housing demand, diversity and affordability have changed in recent years and the resulting need for more diverse housing delivery.

Report

5 Oct 2017

The significant growth in the scale and sophistication of Australia’s community housing sector has been revealed, with the release of this report that outlines further expected gains over the next two years.

Policy report

26 Sep 2017

The objective of this paper is to outline how the operation of the built environment can best contribute to the supply of diverse housing that supports affordable living outcomes.

Report

18 Sep 2017

London’s distinct housing market has been exhibiting the strains of a crisis for some time. The scale of the demand for property, the tenure and household mix, the affordability gap for both renting and buying, and the scale of serious housing need all set London...

Report

18 Sep 2017

This paper investigates the strategies used by the City of Sydney to increase affordable housing and whether they can be replicated in other council areas.

Video

12 Sep 2017

This documentary investigates why house prices have soared while home ownership rate is falling.

Policy report

29 Jun 2017

The Mayor’s Housing Taskforce is an independent, cross sectoral group, set up to ensure critical experience and expertise was utilised to address one of the key strategic issues facing the city of Wellington, New Zealand.

Audio podcast

13 Jun 2017

NSW is the latest government to released a plan to tackle growing public anxiety over housing affordability. But will the plan make a difference?

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