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The implications of loss of a partner for older private renters: positioning paper

This positioning paper explores the implications of loss of a partner for private renters aged 50 years and over (aged 50+). The scope of the analysis includes singles who turned 50 having previously lost a partner through death, separation or divorce and those who lose...

Enhancing research-policy linkages in Australian housing: an options paper

Andrew Jones and Tim Seelig propose a strategy, a set of broad approaches and a series of specific options to enhance linkages between research and policy in Australian housing, with particular reference to the role of AHURI.

Rent assistance and young peoples decision making

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...
Working paper

Demand subsidies for private renters: a comparative review: Positioning Paper

This paper reports on a research project that compares and evaluates different demand subsidy models for private renters, to enable a more informed debate in Australia about the future of RA.

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.
Blog post

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...