Tenants

NARROWER TERMS:
Briefing paper

Policy memo: Commercial tenancy intervention for COVID19 resilience

Prosper Australia has prepared this policy brief to present a solution as to how state governments can provide relief and certainty to businesses, while allowing landlords to participate in economic resilience measures.
Report

Understanding the experience of social housing pathways

Australia’s social housing system is under considerable pressure, with high demand, but manifestly inadequate supply. In this context, governments have introduced ‘pathways’ frameworks to promote movement through the social housing system. This report explores tenants’ experiences and perspectives on these social housing pathways.
Discussion paper

Review of the Residential Tenancies Act 1999: discussion paper

The Northern Territory government is reviewing the Residential Tenancies Act 1999 to ensure that Territorians have more clarity around interactions between tenants and landlords. The Act has been operating for more than 18 years and no longer adequately reflects the shift in residential rental trends...
Report

The construction of social housing pathways across Australia

This report examines the role of policy in shaping social housing pathways through a review of current social housing operational policies. It considers application processes, eligibility criteria, rent, use of premises, tenant-initiated transfers, portfolio management and tenancy management by landlords.
Report

Social housing legal responses to crime and anti-social behaviour: impacts on vulnerable families

This research reviewed social housing tenancies law and policies in five jurisdictions, and national policy principles and frameworks relating to four types of vulnerable people: women affected by domestic violence; children; Indigenous persons; and people affected by alcohol and other drugs.
Report

Land tenure and climate change vulnerability

This publication examines the inter-relationship between land tenure and climate vulnerability. The analysis has been framed according to peoples’ exposure to climate-related hazards, the sensitivity of different elements at risk in both urban and rural contexts, and understanding how insecure land tenure influences the adaptive...
Report

Matching markets in housing and housing assistance

This study identified five Australian housing markets that could use online technology to match highly specific ‘buyers’ and ‘sellers’. The five markets considered are: swaps in public housing; disability accessible housing; low-cost private rental housing brokerage; apartment presales for low/mid income earners; and precinct-level urban...
Report

Understanding the disruptive technology ecosystem in Australian urban and housing contexts: a roadmap

This research reviews different emerging digital and disruptive technologies in relation to housing. One key conclusion is that the sharing or ‘gig’ economy, with the likes of Airbnb, is already disrupting the housing sector.
Briefing paper

Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill 2018: Bill Brief

This Bill Brief provides an overview of the Bill, including a comprehensive background, an analysis of several key features of the Bill, and a comparison with other jurisdictions in Australia.
Report

Managing antisocial behaviour in public housing

All jurisdictions have some form of legislation or policy to encourage public housing tenants to comply with rules and obligations of ‘good neighbourliness.’ This audit assessed the efficiency and effectiveness of the ‘strikes’ approach to managing antisocial behaviour in public housing environments in NSW.