Report

Inquiry into social impact investment for housing and homelessness outcomes

This research investigated social impact investment (SII), which aims to generate and actively measure social and financial returns. There are several promising SII models—including housing supply bonds, property funds, funding social enterprises, social impact bonds and social impact loans.
Report

Supporting vulnerable households to achieve their housing goals: the role of impact investment

This study explores how social impact investment (SII) has been used for housing and homelessness objectives internationally, and examines three case studies where SII has been used in Australia.
Commentary

Social impact investment can help retirees get the housing and care they need

A recent report by the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees raised concerns about the erosion of retirement income by ongoing rental or mortgage payments. The report by the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees is timely, given the Australian aged pension system is predicated on an...
Commentary

Ghost-hunting: will the census reveal the true scale of homelessness in Australia?

On August 9, most of the Australian population will complete the 2016 Census of Population and Housing. Census night comes less than a week after national Homelessness Week, which aims to raise awareness of the plight of homeless people. With that in mind, the week’s...
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Seniors downsizing on their own terms: overcoming planning, legal and policy impediments to the creation of alternative retirement communities

As discussions of how to house an ageing population continue, National Seniors Australia has released a report exploring the motivations, incentives and disincentives around downsizing for both homeowners and more vulnerable seniors. The research comprised a literature review of Australian, European and North American research...