Rental housing

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Rent
Tenancy


Report

Ageing in place: home and housing for Australia’s older renters

This report explores how Australians want to age and the barriers they face to staying at home, especially for renters. It presents the findings of a survey that looked at older people’s preferences around ageing at home.
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Options to improve access to existing and alternate accommodation to address the social housing shortage

This report identifies and addresses barriers to additional social and affordable housing supply throughout New South Wales. It discusses the potential benefit of 'meanwhile use' and other innovative solutions and formulates a list of requirements to ensure these solutions provide safe and appropriate housing for...
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Cold and costly: renter researchers' experiences of Winter 22

From 13 June to 31 July 2022, researchers tracked temperature and humidity in over 70 rental homes around Australia. The findings are summarised in this report.
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Simplifying the system or deepening poverty? The new Remote Rent Framework in the Northern Territory

In this paper, the authors outline their understanding of the new Rental Rebate Policy as it is described in Northern Territory government documents. They also discuss some potential adverse consequences that may arise from its implementation.
Conference paper

Can planning incentives deliver affordable housing in our cities and regions? Evidence from NSW

This paper examines evidence of the outcomes of a NSW planning policy that provides a state-wide density bonus for infill, multi-unit housing projects that dedicate at least 20% of gross floor area for affordable rental housing.
Conference proceedings

City social and housing: SOAC 2021 conference track and abstracts

This track provides papers that address housing affordability; urban sprawl and associated housing and social infrastructure needs across cities and regions; homelessness, housing system reform, and the futures of homeownership; social and cultural diversity and its implications for housing and social/care infrastructures; and transformative models...
Conference paper

Platform informality: online rental housing markets in Sydney, Australia

Digital platforms are increasingly mediating how people seek and access housing. This paper examines four platforms, including Realestate.com.au, Gumtree.com.au, Flatmates.com.au and Insiderairbnb.com.au to mobilises a practice-based approach to understanding housing informality in Australian cities.
Conference paper

From provision to subsidisation: tracking changes in Commonwealth rental housing policy

This paper explores changes in Commonwealth and State political and economic thinking regarding public housing.
Working paper

Effects of renting on household energy expenditure: evidence from Australia

This paper uses household survey data from Australia to investigate whether renters face larger energy bills than otherwise similar households. The findings cast light on the potential for more ambitious policy responses to reduce energy-related disadvantages faced by renters in Australia.
Report

Homes for people: how Nordic policies can improve Australia’s housing affordability

Australia’s housing affordability crisis results from an over-reliance on just two options – private home ownership and private renting. To tackle it, a wider repertoire of policies is required. This report brings together three essays from writers with knowledge of Australian and Nordic social policy...
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COVID-19: housing market impacts and housing policy responses - an international review

Two years after the outbreak of COVID-19, this report analyses pandemic impacts on housing systems across a range of high income countries during this period, and documents a range of policy responses relating to housing and homelessness.
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‘What works’ to sustain Indigenous tenancies in Australia

This study examines the characteristics of successful tenancies for Indigenous people to understand ‘what works’ for successful housing outcomes, including for private and social housing, and across different locations.
Journal article

An Australian rental housing conditions research infrastructure

Each year the proportion of Australians who rent their home increases and, for the first time in generations, there are now as many renters as outright homeowners. This paper describes a new data infrastructure designed to capture the household and demographic characteristics, housing quality and...
Working paper

Impact of 2018 Families Package Accommodation Supplement area changes on housing outcomes

In 2018, the New Zealand Government made changes to its Accommodation Supplement policy. The geographic area allocation to Accommodation Supplement areas was changed. This research examines the changes in rent payments for recipients located on either side, and near to, such boundaries.
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No fighting chance: impact of the withdrawal of COVID-19 income and tenancy benefits

This research sought to hear directly from consumers at Uniting Vic.Tas emergency relief and homelessness entry points about the impact of the withdrawal of COVID-19 payments and benefits on them and their families and children. The findings of this report supports numerous other studies in...
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Pandemic pain: Victorian renters in lockdown

Tenants Victoria, the state's peak body for renters, surveyed renters about the financial impact of public-health lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey, conducted immediately after Victoria's fifth lockdown in August 2021, found that 69% said they were financially impacted by lockdowns, while more than...
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Rent controls: the next mistake in housing policy

This paper explains the reasons rent controls in New Zealand should be avoided, with reference to some recent empirical studies on their effects.
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A comparison of renters and homeowners in recent decades

This paper covers the recent history of the housing market in the United States, from the latter half of the 20th century to today. It compares homeowner and renter experiences, and examines government policies meant to ease the financial burdens of finding and maintaining housing.
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Urban productivity and affordable rental housing supply in Australian cities and regions

This study examined relationships between urban productivity and affordable rental housing, focusing particularly on the availability of affordable housing relative to employment and labour markets in capital and satellite cities.
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The crumbling Australian dream: an examination of Australia’s housing sector

Owning a home has always been a cornerstone of the Australian dream. This paper, written by Federal Labor MP for Macnamara, Josh Burns, demonstrates that it's a dream that is crumbling for far too many Australians.