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Home purchasing and renting, particularly in our capital cities, is now beyond the reach of many people. Are governments around Australia effectively tackling the pressing issue of housing affordability?
For young people, the transition to independent living is one of the most important – and probably exciting, difficult and emotionally charged – decisions they will ever make. For most, it means severing their links with parents, home and much that they have been familiar...
There is increasing evidence that in response to Melbourne’s tight rental market, a new model of for-profit rooming house provider has emerged.
This paper reports the results of an econometric analysis of the choice between home owning and renting in Australia.
Affordable housing locations in metropolitan cities are usually assessed by rental cost or mortgage payment relative to income. Affordable housing locations are also influenced by locational characteristics such as distance from public transportation, service centres, city centre and employment centres. Once the costs of locational...
This report proposes a scenario which identifies how to match land supply to expected demand for dwellings. It proposes one approach to preparing for a doubling of the population of Melbourne. It challenges the conventional view that most demand should be met in expanding outer...
Provides a new interpretation of Sydney and Melbourne’s housing affordability crisis. It is based on new household and dwelling projections for Sydney and Melbourne for the period 2012 to 2022.
Despite the plethora of rental research, a significant gap remains in understanding the relationship between rental housing and 'transport disadvantage'. This project analyses the changing spatial concentration of lower-income renter households in Melbourne and Sydney and connects this with changes in transport opportunity.
Recently released as open access, this 2012 article examines gentrification processes in the context of a policy-induced housing crisis. It describes the effects of the crisis on Melbourne's inner western suburbs and documents the consequences for low-income residents.