Affordable housing


The lived experience of COVID-19: housing and household resilience

This study investigates housing outcomes during the first three months of the COVID-19 pandemic, and evaluates the complex interrelated impacts it is having on Australian households with a range of vulnerabilities.
Conference paper

Private rental housing provision in Brisbane: A case study of supply at the lower cost end of the private rental sector

Brisbane’s housing market is relatively under-researched, despite the value that can be gained from examining a residential property market operating in an environment of significant population growth through high inward interstate migration, and sustained urban building and development activity.
Conference paper

Planning for vibrant town centres: case study of Lake Macquarie's Lifestyle 2020 program

Lake Macquarie is adjacent to Newcastle and is characterised by low-density suburbs and underdeveloped town centres. Through planning for higher densities the new urban strategy aims to make these towns vibrant commercial, cultural and employment nodes.
Conference paper

Migration motives and outcomes

This paper outlines some of the key findings of two complementary research projects both of which studied intra- migration within the Australian states of New South Wales and South Australia.
Conference paper

Models of ownership and development for enhancing housing affordability and sustainability in Australian cities

Assessing models for affordability and sustainability in housing developments, this paper draws on ecological and permacultural theory as transcribed into urban spaces, often referred to ecocity theory and practice, in which cities and therefore housing, are seen as an integral part of ecosystems, with design...
Conference paper

Is there a spatial mismatch between housing affordability and employment opportunity in Melbourne?

The research reported in this paper is situated at within a set of contemporary literatures concerning the spatial development of large urban areas, within the context of the ongoing restructuring of urban employment and housing markets.

The housing aspirations of Australians across the life-course: closing the ‘housing aspirations gap’

This report explores the housing constraints facing diverse populations of lower income Australians and to establish how existing and innovative housing solutions can support their shelter and non-shelter aspirations across the life-course from young adulthood to later-life.

Mid-life Australians and the housing aspirations gap

This report delivers a comprehensive account of the diverse housing circumstances of Australians at mid-life (35–54); elicits their housing aspirations and trade-offs; examines housing challenges and enablers; and ‘market tests’ future housing possibilities, including among vulnerable populations, to inform optimal policy development.

The uneven distribution of housing supply 2006–2016

This project investigates the role of affordable rental housing in supporting digital innovation and employment growth in metropolitan and satellite cities. Through an international evidence review, case studies and interviews with urban planners and firms, it identifies ‘smart city’ exemplars for leveraging new economy jobs...
Media release

Breaking the cycle of homelessness

More than 1,200 people who were sleeping rough in NSW have been helped into temporary accommodation through the rapid expansion of assertive outreach to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Initiative: Temporary Accommodation for rough sleepers Initiative: Increased outreach capacity Initiative: Effort to find permanent housing...