Rental affordability

NARROWER TERMS
Report

Meeting social housing need: a tipping point for federal intervention

The substantial shortfall in supply of social housing has been highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and both state and federal responses to what is increasingly perceived as a major crisis in the social and private renting sectors. This report explores the capacity of states to...
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...
Briefing paper

Reducing stigma to improve take-up of rental assistance

Policy makers are investing heavily in rental assistance programs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This paper discusses a randomised experiment to evaluate the effect of reducing the psychological costs associated with accessing emergency rental assistance on benefit take-up, and on subsequent eviction rates.
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.
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

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.
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

Supporting Australia’s housing system: modelling pandemic policy responses

This research considers the economic literature relating to pandemics, and models a range of related economic outcomes on employment and unemployment by sector, and on the housing outcomes of home owners, private renters, and small investor landlords in Australia from late 2020 and through 2021.