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Hal Pawson

Hal Pawson joined UNSW in 2011 as a Professor of Housing Research and Policy, Associate Director of the City Futures Research Centre, and Director of the UNSW AHURI Research Centre. Hal's key interests include the governance and management of social housing, private rental housing and urban renewal. Both in his current role and previously at Edinburgh's Heriot-Watt University (1995-2011), Hal has extensive experience in leading policy-related housing research commissioned by national governments and funding agencies. At UNSW, Hal also contributes to Masters teaching via leadership of the
Commentary

Private renters are doing it tough in outer suburbs of Sydney and Melbourne

The ongoing trend of increasing housing cost pressures on lower-income Australians over the past decade provides the context for the high incidence of financial stress, particularly among tenants in low-rent areas of Sydney and Melbourne.
Report

Build-to-rent in Australia: product feasibility and potential affordable housing contribution

Build-to-rent (BtR) is a form of residential development involving apartment blocks or complexes purpose-built for rental occupation and held in single ownership as long-term revenue-generating assets. A key aim of this research has been to assess the possible scope for a market-rate BtR product to...
Report

Social housing as infrastructure: rationale, prioritisation and investment pathway

This research modelled ways to best finance and fund social housing, revealing that a capital investment strategy, supplemented by efficient financing, is substantially more cost-effective than a commercially-financed model reliant on an operating subsidy.
Report

Social housing legal responses to crime and anti-social behaviour: impacts on vulnerable families

This research reviewed social housing tenancies law and policies in five jurisdictions, and national policy principles and frameworks relating to four types of vulnerable people: women affected by domestic violence; children; Indigenous persons; and people affected by alcohol and other drugs.
Technical report

The Australian housing conditions dataset: technical report

The Australian Housing Conditions Dataset (AHCD) responds to a pressing need for a reliable and up-to-date housing conditions data infrastructure. This initial wave is focused on New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia. However, additional work to build upon, adapt and apply the AHCD research...
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