Person

Kath Hulse

Kath Hulse is Director of the Centre for Urban Transitions and research professor in housing studies. Her primary research interest is in the housing and urban drivers and consequences of economic, social, political and cultural change. Kath has a particualar interest in housing processes and social change in Australia and internationally. She has a strong track record as leader of research projects and has obtained many national competitive grants and is an experienced supervisor of postgraduate students. Kath was the academic leader of annual symposia for PhD students in the AHURI network of universities (2003-2013) and was Director of the Swinburne-Monash Research Centre of AHURI (2004-10) and Co-leader Sustainable Cities in the Swinburne Institute for Social Research 2010-2016. She was a Director of not for profit housing organisations (2001-2012). Prior to her academic career, she also had extensive, high level experience in policy development, research and program management in government.
Alternate Name:
Kathleen Hulse
Report

The supply of affordable private rental housing in Australian cities: short-term and longer-term changes

This research charts the changes in the supply of affordable and available private rental housing for lower income households between 2011 and 2016, and is the latest in a series of projects detailing affordable rental housing supply every five years since 1996 using Census data.
Journal article

A fresh look at contemporary perspectives on urban housing affordability

This article highlights the challenges for urban policy in adopting and adapting, rather than rejecting, a multi-dimensional concept of housing affordability and consequently, the importance of new ways of measuring urban housing affordability.
Audio interview

Housing costs placing pressure on Australia's most vulnerable

Those in the private rental market are spending more than ever on keeping a roof over their heads in many parts of Australia.
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.
Video

Towards zero carbon: reducing carbon in home renovations

Overall 12% of carbon emissions comes from homes. This video shows how the media can encourage more sustainable renovations and new builds.