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|The supply of affordable private rental housing in Australian cities (report)||4.78 MB|
|The supply of affordable private rental housing in Australian cities (executive summary)||1.79 MB|
|Changes in affordability and availability of rental housing in Australia: policy evidence summary||185.86 KB|
This research is the latest in a series of projects that have charted changes in the supply of affordable—and affordable and available—private rental housing for lower income households every five years since 1996. These were initiated in response to policy debates in the mid1990s about the adequacy of the supply of affordable private rental housing for lower income households in light of the changing emphasis of policy from supply-side to demand-side subsidies. A key question raised by this policy shift of several decades ago is whether the private market could provide an adequate supply of affordable rental housing to meet the needs of lower income households, including those in receipt of Rent Assistance (demand-side subsidies). The primary aim of these projects has been to determine the extent to which the supply of private rental housing for lower income households has filled, or failed to fill, the gap left by a static social housing sector, and to provide an indication of the shortfall that needs to be addressed by whatever policy means is appropriate.