Housing affordability

Strategy

9 Jun 2017

The Queensland Housing Strategy 2017-2027 is a 10-year framework driving key reforms and targeted investment across the housing continuum.

Research report

5 Jun 2017

While there has been much innovation over the past decade (and longer) to improve affordable housing, efforts have been isolated and not joined up across the system. A tipping point has been reached. There is a need and opportunity for a diverse group of committed...

Policy report

22 May 2017

The former Reserve Bank Governor's report to the Premier on NSW housing affordability policies and proposals.

Research report

AHURI Final Report 281
18 May 2017

This study investigated the key drivers of Australian housing supply responsiveness.

Discussion paper

3 May 2017

As a regional community, Tasmanians have historically enjoyed higher rates of home ownership than their mainland counterparts. However, as wages continue to stagnate, housing prices start to increase, and the state attracts more investment, the number of Tasmanians owning and occupying their own homes is...

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...

Policy report

26 Apr 2017

In this lively and thoughtful inaugural John Curtin Research Centre essay, Zelinsky argues that the present housing market reflects a dangerous public policy failure where a worthwhile national aspiration – the so-called ‘Australian dream’ of owning your own home – has combined with generous tax...

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 finance or the redirection...

Transcript

23 Mar 2017

Ken Maher suggests that the architecture profession is well equipped to help government address one of the most critical challenges of our time: delivering affordable, amenable and sustainable housing that underpins strong communities.

Research report

23 Mar 2017

Australia’s retirement income system has long implicitly taken it for granted that the vast majority of retired people will have very low housing costs – in turn reflecting a presumption that most of them will own their own homes, and will have fully paid down...

Blog post

20 Mar 2017

Weekend reports suggest that an exchange of land tax for stamp duty might be, at last, under genuine government consideration. The potential significance of such a change – one we’ve previously backed – is hard to overstate. Cited in the Sydney Morning Herald, Grattan Institute...

Commentary

15 Mar 2017

The need for more affordable housing close to public transport and services is acute in Melbourne. Inner Melbourne has experienced a 74% increase in rough sleeping in the past two years. This is perhaps the most visible outcome of the lack of affordable housing options....

Discussion paper

14 Mar 2017

This discussion paper reviews the major themes in policy, public debate and the published literature on the role of local governments in the housing sphere in Australia in the 21st Century.

It has been produced as one output associated with the Australian Research Council’s...

Blog post

7 Mar 2017

The recent inclusion of Inclusionary Zoning (IZ) in the draft district pans for metropolitan Sydney marks a turning point in the debates – and hopefully the policies – on the possibility of accessing some of the value generated by property development to generate new affordable...

Research report

3 Mar 2017

Homes for Victorians is the Victorian Government’s response to the housing affordability crisis in Victoria.

Housing for Victorians is a record investment by the Victorian government in social and affordable housing, changing taxes and concessions, and providing certainty in planning and housing supply to...

Conference paper

16 Feb 2017

Affordable housing locations in metropolitan cities are usually assessed by rental cost or mortgage payment relative to income. Affordable housing locations are also influenced by locational characteristics such as distance from public transportation, service centres, city centre and employment centres. Once the costs of locational...

Case study

15 Feb 2017

This case study explores HomeGround Real Estate, an innovative model of delivering affordable housing pioneered by HomeGround Services (now Launch Housing) in Victoria.

While most affordable housing initiatives focus on increasing stock of new social housing, HomeGround Real Estate represents an intervention in a...

Commentary

Article

10 Feb 2017

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is expected to help more people with disability access the support services they need to live independently in the community. But the majority of NDIS participants have low incomes. So, without substantial financial assistance, they struggle to find affordable...

Commentary

Article

2 Feb 2017

Treasurer Scott Morrison’s visit to cold old London last week in the middle of the Australia summer was time well spent. Morrison made time in his hectic schedule for a lengthy meeting with the UK’s Housing Finance Corporation (THFC) to discuss an affordable housing financial...

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