affordable housing

Report

24 Nov 2017

This report is part of an AHURI Inquiry into social impact investment for housing and homelessness outcomes and addresses the question: What are the actual, potential and perceived opportunities and risks of social impact investment (SII) for housing and homelessness policy in Australia? It examines...

Discussion paper

6 Nov 2017

Housing affordability concerns the ability of singles, couples and families to buy or rent dwellings within reasonable distances to employment and study opportunities, and basic amenities. Those dwellings are first and foremost our homes, the foundation of our lives and our families – a...

Report

11 Oct 2017

Research Summary

This project examined state government-led innovations in affordable housing through analysis of two state-level strategies and two state-level programs. The research shows effective strategies and programs rely on strong political leadership; adopt a whole-of-housing industry approach to consultation and implementation; communicate...

Research report

8 Aug 2017

Research Summary

This study investigated the opportunities and risks for social impact investments (SII) to improve housing and homelessness outcomes in Australia. It described what social impact investing is and its application to housing and homelessness policy in Australia, as well as examined...

Research report

2 Aug 2017

Key findings

This research delivers, for the first time in Australia, a consistent and replicable methodology for housing need assessment that can be used to inform resource allocation and simulate the impact of policy decisions on housing outcomes. Housing need is defined as:...

Research report

25 Jul 2017

Research Summary

The study forecast future expenditure on housing assistance programs; the additional outlays on ISPs due to asset test concessions to home owners; and the aggregate value of home owner tax subsidies. These three housing subsidy components are estimated to increase from...

Video lecture/presentation

27 Jun 2017

Issues which the lecture addresses Our comparative focus is four mid-tier global cities within three neo-liberal countries that rely primarily on the private sector for their housing stock: Canada, the US and Australia. All four cities – Vancouver, Toronto, Portland, and Melbourne – are...

Research report

18 May 2017

Research summary

This study investigated the key drivers of Australian housing supply responsiveness; including price, topographical constraints, climate, existing land uses and planning regulations; and considered policy development options to improve the scale and speed of new housing supply responses. The key drivers of...

Research report

1 May 2017

National Shelter, Community Sector Banking and SGS Economics and Planning have formed a partnership to develop and release the Rental Affordability Index (RAI). The RAI is intended to complement the Housing Affordability Index (HAI) developed by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Housing Industry Association...

Journal article

21 Mar 2017

In liberal market Anglophone nations, where private rental housing is typically lightly regulated, little is known about the household-level drivers of recent private rental sector growth. In Australia, where long-term private renting (10 years plus) has doubled since the 1990s, growing numbers are thus exposed...

Research report

6 Apr 2016

Research Objectives

The objective of this research was to establish whether the diminishing supply of affordable housing options for lower income (LI) workers near job-rich central city (CC) locations is having an impact on CC businesses and on the overall productivity of CC...

Journal article

7 Oct 2010

Purpose

– The purpose of this paper is to re‐appraise the role of the private renting in the housing system drawing on a review of public policies toward the sector in six countries. It re‐examines the adequacy of explanations about tenurial “competition” and the...

Research report

15 Sep 2009

The establishment of the Rooming House Standards Taskforce was announced by the Victorian Premier, John Brumby MP, on 15 July 2009 as part of the State Government’s strategy to take “action on those predatory operators of intentionally sub-standard rooming houses who prey on some of...

Research report

31 Jan 2008

This paper focuses on the actual experience of housing affordability, revealing how deeply the problem cuts into the financial and general wellbeing of renters.

Not only does it create intense hardship for many, but there is no escape from the relentless squeeze between income...

Journal article

15 May 2007

This paper reports on research into the relationship between labour market change and the private rental market in non‐metropolitan South Australia for the period 1990 to 2000. It finds that there is considerable ‘stickiness’ within the market and that there has been a limited supply...

Research report

15 Apr 2003

Using ABS Household Expenditure Survey statistics, this study finds, among other things, that real housing costs in Australia increased substantially (32.9 per cent) over the period 1975-99. Purchasers experienced the biggest cost increase (66.2 per cent), followed by private tenants (24 per cent) and outright...

Research report

1 Apr 2003

This project is about operationalising the outcomes of a previous commercially focused AHURI project, “Policy Options for Stimulating Private Sector Investment in Affordable Housing Across Australia” which is being prepared for the Affordable Housing National Research Consortium. The project is concerned with providing a blueprint...

Journal article

1 Feb 1999

Over the past two decades, the private rental sector has changed its role within the Australian housing system as it has moved from being a tenure of transition, comprised principally of young households saving to enter home-ownership, to a tenure of long-term occupancy. Rising real...

Research report

Inclusionary zoning (the rules that require affordable housing in new developments) raises fears of a negative impact on neighbouring properties.

We analysed detailed house price data from Queenstown for 2008-2016 and found no significant negative impact on house price changes. The difference in house...