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Report

Ageing in place: home and housing for Australia’s older renters

This report explores how Australians want to age and the barriers they face to staying at home, especially for renters. It presents the findings of a survey that looked at older people’s preferences around ageing at home.
Conference paper

Social housing tenants’ lived experiences in Australia: an infrastructure of care?

This paper uses data collected from qualitative in-depth interviews with social housing providers and tenants in four Australian states, to highlight their experiences about the extent and ways in which an ethic of care is involved in life in social housing.
Conference paper

Platform informality: online rental housing markets in Sydney, Australia

Digital platforms are increasingly mediating how people seek and access housing. This paper examines four platforms, including Realestate.com.au, Gumtree.com.au, Flatmates.com.au and Insiderairbnb.com.au to mobilises a practice-based approach to understanding housing informality in Australian cities.
Report

‘What works’ to sustain Indigenous tenancies in Australia

This study examines the characteristics of successful tenancies for Indigenous people to understand ‘what works’ for successful housing outcomes, including for private and social housing, and across different locations.
Journal article

An Australian rental housing conditions research infrastructure

Each year the proportion of Australians who rent their home increases and, for the first time in generations, there are now as many renters as outright homeowners. This paper describes a new data infrastructure designed to capture the household and demographic characteristics, housing quality and...
Report

Understanding discrimination effects in private rental housing

This research examines discrimination and existing policy, law and practice in Australia’s private rental sector, including the impact of informal tenancies and the increasing role of digital technologies.
Report

Pandemic pain: Victorian renters in lockdown

Tenants Victoria, the state's peak body for renters, surveyed renters about the financial impact of public-health lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey, conducted immediately after Victoria's fifth lockdown in August 2021, found that 69% said they were financially impacted by lockdowns, while more than...
Report

Marginal housing during COVID-19

This research examines the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on marginal and informal housing and short-term rental accommodation to establish any health and housing risks, and investigates any changes to the demand and supply of informal housing during COVID-19.
Report

Post pandemic landlord-renter relationships in Australia

This research investigates the mental and economic wellbeing of landlords and tenants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. For landlords and tenants that have lost employment, had reduced income, or are seeking employment, the pandemic leaves a challenging financial situation for meeting rent or mortgage payments.
Report

Renting in the time of COVID-19: understanding the impacts

This research surveyed and analysed the circumstances for Australian renters during the initial phase of the COVID-19 lockdowns in July and August 2020. It identifies challenges for the rental sector, and provides insights into how the rental market is performing, the uptake of existing support...
Policy report

Rental nation: a plan for secure housing in Australia

Australians are renting for longer, and often permanently, as home ownership grows out of reach for generations of working and middle-class Australians. Drawing upon local and international housing trends and regulatory frameworks, this report outlines six practical policy recommendations to ensure Australia remains a country...
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

National Social Housing Survey 2018: key results

This summary report suggests that in 2018, most tenants in social housing were satisfied with services from their housing provider. Nearly all tenants cited feeling more settled and being able to manage their rent better as benefits of living in social housing.
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

Who stays, who leaves and why? Occupancy patterns at Unison Housing between 2014 and 2016

This report, produced by RMIT and Victoria's largest social housing provider Unison Housing, shows that the transition into social housing can be precarious for some people, with almost half of tenancies studied ending within 18 months.
Report

The renter’s journey

This report considers the lived experience of Australians in private rental properties. It discusses the state of the rental housing market and suggests a framework for continuing research and policy development on housing.