Housing subsidies

Alternate Term Label:
Housing allowances
NARROWER TERMS
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Policy coordination and housing outcomes during COVID-19

This study gathered data on the scale and scope of policy interventions in the housing system during the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia—a critical first step for on-going assessment of the outcomes and impacts of the broad suite of initiatives deployed by governments in response to...
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Understanding Specialist Disability Accommodation funding

This study examined the Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) program and the attitudes of industry to investment and participation in that program. It questioned developers, investors, housing providers, prospective tenants and governments on how the SDA program will generate new supply that meets the needs and...
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Inquiry into the future of the private rental sector

This study focused on the Australian private rental sector including formal rules (policies and regulation); organisations and structures; and informal rules (social norms and practices), and reviewed the sector in ten countries.
Working paper

Do housing allowances increase rents? Evidence from a discrete policy change

A major concern with demand-side housing subsidies to low-income tenants is the extent to which they may be captured by landlords in the form of higher rents. This paper examines the ramifications of a policy change surrounding the Accommodation Supplement (AS) benefit.
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Inquiry into increasing affordable housing supply: evidence-based principles and strategies for Australian policy and practice

This study examined the range of strategies and initiatives governments have used to leverage affordable housing supply across the continuum of housing needs (i.e. from social housing to affordable rental and home ownership) in a constrained funding and increasingly market-driven context, across a range of...
Commentary

We won’t close the gap if the Commonwealth cuts off Indigenous housing support

Decent housing underpins the Closing the Gap goals, with a decade-long national remote housing program having made measurable progress. If the Commonwealth pulls out now, hard-won gains could be lost.
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Paying for affordable housing in different market contexts

This study analysed recently completed affordable housing developments across Australia to ascertain how affordable housing project costs, revenues and subsidies interact.
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Housing affordability in Victoria

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?
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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.
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Private rent assistance 2005–06

In 2005–06 private rent assistance was provided for just under 134,000 households across Australia. Of the $78.4 million spent, about $49 million was provided in bond loans, and $23.6 in rental grants and subsidies. This compares to $79.2 million spent in the previous year, $50.7...