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Pathways to state property tax reform

Reforming property taxes can help deliver a more sustainable housing system with economic and social dividends. This research proposes a nationally coordinated incremental strategy with short, medium and long-term objectives.

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.
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Why housing matters in the decentralisation debate

If rural and regional areas are to counteract the historical ‘pull to cities’ and compete with the dynamics of agglomeration, higher wages, greater employment opportunities and levels of services, then having a reliable supply of affordable, quality ‘to-buy’ and rental housing will play a key...

Housing affordability and the economy: a review of labour market impacts and policy issues

This report focuses on the issue of (mis)match between labour and housing markets in large, globally connected cities in the current era of globalisation. Inevitably, attention in the Australian context is directed towards Sydney and Melbourne. Author Mike Berry draws on the urban analyses of...

Housing assistance and regional disadvantage

Final report by David Medhurst and Bill Pritchard detailing a socio-economic analysis of the northern region of NSW, with particular emphasis on housing issues.

Youth homelessness in rural Australia

Young people facing or experiencing homelessness in rural Australia have very different experiences to their urban contemporaries. The Foyer model is one response that could help young rural people establish themselves, without relocating them to cities away from their support networks writes Bill Randolph in...

The changing institutions of private rental housing: an international review

What lessons can be drawn from institutional change in private rental sectors (PRSs) internationally which could enhance the equity, efficiency and effectiveness of the sector in Australia, particularly to improve outcomes for low-income tenants?

Rent assistance and the spatial concentration of low-income households in metropolitan Australia

This report focuses on the position of low income households including those in employment (i.e. the 'working poor') in the private rental market to better understand the outcomes of the current policy framework on the housing opportunities open to them.

Housing assistance programmes and their contribution to poverty and unemployment traps

Housing assistance (HA) interventions not only aim to meet housing needs they also aim to contribute to improved social and economic outcomes for individuals, families and communities.

A detailed profiling of housing assistance recipients relative to benchmark groups in the Australian population

Housing assistance (HA) interventions not only aim to meet housing needs, they also contribute to higher level outcomes, such as improved social and economic wellbeing for individuals, families and communities.