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The clichés about housing supply and regulatory restraints are distractions from the need to focus on expanding the affordable housing sector to directly meet the needs of low-income households.
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.
Housing affordability issues are likely to persist in some capital cities and could have longer term economic implications for Australia, while the issue of land supply needs greater focus, according to this CEDA report.
This study investigated the key drivers of Australian housing supply responsiveness.
Policy-makers have long understood the relationship between housing and the economy through the multiplier effects of housing investment on national income and employment. There has, in contrast, been little regard to the longer term productivity and growth impacts of housing. Housing advocates and policy-makers usually...
Over the last 25 years, home ownership rates have fallen sharply for young Australians. Between 1982 and 2011, the home ownership rate for young adults aged 25 to 34 years dropped from 56% to 34%. Growing concerns about their home ownership prospects have prompted those...
This study utilized the first 11 waves of the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics of Australia (HILDA) Survey to track individuals’ tenure transitions and housing affordability dynamics over the period 2001–11. The study used the widely recognized definition of ‘housing affordability stress’, where an individual’s...
This report uses statistical techniques to identify whether concentrations of social housing, diverse tenure mix or type or density of dwellings has effects on social wellbeing.
A critical assumption of area-based policies aiming to foster greater ‘social mix’ of communities is that the adverse...
Gavin Wood and Rachel Ong report on the first stage of a project examining how housing assistance programs impact on economic participation outcomes once we control for the mediating effects that intermediary variables such as health and neighbourhood effects can have on economic participation outcomes....
This research models several politically acceptable pathways to reform negative gearing and CGT so as to reduce impacts on less sophisticated property investors. Two reform models— a rental deduction cap of $5,000 and a progressive rental deduction based on income—could lead to savings of over...