Affordable housing

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Report

Social Housing Regulation Review: interim report

This interim report aims to identify future regulatory arrangements that will best support the long-term interests of social housing residents and their communities in Victoria. It also aims to best position social (and affordable) housing for growth and transformation over the coming decades.
Working paper

How can state governments support healthier housing markets?

This paper examines the potential benefits of more targeted state engagement with housing markets; reviews the kinds of policy tools through which state governments can influence housing market outcomes; outlines broad goals to guide statewide housing policy; and documents the contrasting approaches currently taken by...
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Adam Bandt says house prices are rising by $1,200 a day. Is he correct?

In a July 30 tweet, Greens leader Adam Bandt claimed house prices are rising by $1,200 a day, warning that younger workers have been locked out. Is it correct that house prices are rising by $1,200 a day? RMIT ABC Fact Check investigates.
Report

Agglomeration effects and housing market dynamics

This research quantifies productivity-related agglomeration benefits arising from the concentration of employment in Australia. While agglomeration provides a policy rationale for densifying cities and concentrating employment, it also leads to higher house prices, which reduce entry and ongoing affordability, greater pollution and other wellbeing detriments...
Working paper

A crisis on the horizon: ensuring affordable, accessible housing for people with disabilities

This paper discusses housing challenges facing people with disabilities in OECD and European Union countries, and policy supports to make housing more affordable, accessible and adapted to their needs.
Discussion paper

Generation stressed: house prices and the cost of living in the 21st Century

This discussion paper explores how the affordability of home ownership has changed between generations over the last half century. It shows that the common framing of mortgage affordability places far too much emphasis on short-term interest rates, and far too little on inflation and wage...
Discussion paper

Government policy statement on housing and urban development

This document is designed to outline New Zealand's Policy Statement-Housing and Urban Development (GPS-HUD) which will be published in October 2021.
Report

Relationships between metropolitan, satellite and regional city size, spatial context and economic productivity

This report considers evidence about the existence and scale of agglomeration economies, including in Australian cities. It examines whether city size affects productivity, and whether economic productivity, city size and rising housing costs are interdependent.
Report

Housing affordability in WA: a tale of two tenures

This report builds on earlier reports into housing affordability and finds that housing affordability has improved in Western Australia, but this improvement has been uneven, with a significant divide between those who own their home and those who are renting.
Report

Report of the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living and on the right to non-discrimination in this context on her visit to New Zealand

This document summarises the findings from the United Nations Special Rapportuer's visit to New Zealand in relation to guaranteeing the right to adequate housing.
Report

Housing: taming the elephant in the economy

By any measure, the housing market is a major sector within the Australian economy. This report finds that across the whole of government, and different orders of government, there needs to be an integrated housing market strategy to deliver more Australian homes and more sustainable...
Briefing paper

Housing deprivation brief

This large-scale New Zealand youth survey explores issues around housing deprivation.
Report

Housing key workers: scoping challenges, aspirations, and policy responses for Australian cities

This scoping study considers whether governments in Sydney and Melbourne and select international jurisdictions (the USA and UK) consider key worker housing needs and how they support key workers to access appropriate housing.
Report

Aotearoa/New Zealand homelessness action plan

This document provides an overview of the progress made on Aotearoa/New Zealand Homelessness Action Plan to the end of February 2021.
Strategy

City of Yarra social and affordable housing strategy 2019

This strategy invites all levels of government to work together to resolve the affordable housing crisis.
Report

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.
Report

Pathways to regional housing recovery from COVID-19

This research examines the consequences of COVID-19 for households in regional Australia, and considers that post-pandemic recovery models designed for large cities such as Sydney or Melbourne may not work in regional areas or less-urbanised states like South Australia or Tasmania.
Report

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.
Report

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.
Report

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.