Housing subsidies

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Housing allowances
NARROWER TERMS


Fact sheet

Fact Check: Michael Sukkar says Coalition policies have pushed first home buyers to their highest levels in 15 years. Is that correct?

Michael Sukkar says Coalition policies have pushed first home buyers to their highest levels in 15 years. Verdict: Overstated
Report

Medium Term Accommodation for NDIS participants: final report

Medium Term Accommodation (MTA) was introduced in December 2019 to support National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants who need somewhere to live while waiting for their long term housing solution. The aim of this project was to examine the operation of MTA and the development...
Report

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...
Report

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...
Report

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.
Report

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.
Report

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.
Report

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?
Report

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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Housing, multi-level governance and economic productivity

This study investigated the way in which housing policy mechanisms contribute to economic productivity and growth.
Report

Reforming social housing: financing and tenant autonomy

About 400,000 Australian households live in social housing, which covers public housing, community housing, Indigenous community housing, and Indigenous housing provided by governments. The sector has many issues, including: • In public housing, many dwellings fail adequacy standards, and numerous tenants are dissatisfied and living...
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Developing the scale and capacity of Australia's affordable housing industry

The key to the affordable housing industry’s future is that governments, in consultation with affordable housing providers, establish a clear industry vision with defined policy objectives, and specify medium-term growth strategies and targets to realise that vision. Whether involving new finance or the redirection of...
Report

A new look at the channels from housing to employment decisions

This research examined various possible links between housing related variables and employment.
Report

Affordable housing for all: towards an integrated housing strategy for Victoria

This report is the first output from Phase 3 of Transforming Housing. Its purpose is to establish the framework for action over the ensuing three years. The purpose of this report is to propose a series of clear and measurable responses to the burgeoning need...
Report

Individualised housing assistance: findings and policy options

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...
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Individualised and market-based housing assistance: evidence and policy options

This study sought to understand how housing assistance policy in Australia might respond to, and link with, social policy innovation around individualised welfare assistance. The review of international and Australian housing and care-related programs highlights some key lessons emerging from the implementation of individualised housing...
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Australian demographic trends and their implications for housing subsidies

This Positioning Paper is the first output of a project that aims to forecast future housing subsidies that will accompany projected demographic changes and the challenges these trends may pose for the fiscal sustainability of housing policy. Population ageing is a key demographic trend that...