Alan Morris


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.

A report on the Local Government and Housing Linkage Project national survey: Sydney metropolitan results

This survey is part of an Australian Research Council Linkage Project investigating the role of local government in housing Australians in the 21st Century. This report compares the responses of councils in Sydney (17 Sydney councils responded to the survey) to the response of councils...

Housing locally: a report on the Local Government and Housing Linkage Project national survey

This report presents the outcomes of an online survey of local governments across Australia into attitudes, programs, policies and actions with respect to housing. The survey was undertaken as part of the three-year Local Government and Housing in Australia for the 21st Century ARC Linkage...
Journal article

On the Edge: The Financial Situation of Older Renters in the Private Rental Market in Sydney

In this study, based mainly on 17 in-depth interviews, I explore the financial implications of being an older private renter in Sydney.
Journal article

The Trajectory towards Marginality: How do Older Australians find themselves Dependent on the Private Rental Market?

For older Australians being dependent on the private rental market is usually associated with serious financial hardship and insecurity.