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Australia has a significant private rental market with over a quarter of households renting their home from a private landlord.
It is often taken for granted that governments intervene in the housing market to address social need and affordability concerns, but is this conceptualisation sufficient to capture the processes that inform housing policy-making?
This report considers the findings from an evidence-based policy inquiry into individualised forms of housing assistance which assessed whether their implementation could lead to improved services and better outcomes for low-income and vulnerable households. It sets out future policy options arising from the research and...
There has been considerable innovation in social policy in many developed countries since the mid-1990s, with a move towards more individualised packages of support for people who require assistance due to older age, disabilities, health issues and a range of other vulnerabilities. The aims of...
This research project investigated the marginal rental housing market, which includes boarding or rooming houses and residential (caravan) park accommodation and provided a typology of marginal rental housing.
This research project analysed housing policy interventions that help young people in recovery from mental illness. In particular it examined the way independent housing assists them access informal resources (e.g. family, peer and social networks such as sporting, church, cultural and community groups) at a...
This report is the final output of a study that considers the long-term future of public housing in Australia and the capacity of State Housing Authorities (SHAs) to address household need and community sustainability. It presents an analysis based on data collated from international and...
The overall aim of this project is to provide guidance for State Housing Authorities and to assist them prepare for and respond to natural disasters and other environmental emergencies.
A natural disaster is a rapid onset event that threatens or causes death, injury or...
This discussion paper explores the reasons why public housing has become so stigmatised. The first part of the paper provides an analysis of the problems including under funding and restrictive allocation policies. The second part of the paper makes the case for increased investment and...
This discussion paper draws upon experience of the UK and Australian policy environments, to make a series of tentative observations about the current state of Australian housing research. The political constraints that confront researchers, the role of the state housing authorities in federally funded research,...