Rental affordability

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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...
Report

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.
Report

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...
Report

Older women in the private rental sector: unaffordable, substandard and insecure housing

Single older women aged 55 and over are over-represented amongst the asset poor in Australia and are one of the fastest growing groups of homeless people nationally. This report presents the experiences of single older women living on low incomes in the private rental sector...
Discussion paper

Poverty in the age of coronavirus

Economic modelling in this report indicates that removing the coronavirus supplement in September will push over 600,000 people into poverty, including 120,000 children and half a million people who rent or have a mortgage. This will have a profound impact on the lives of many...
Report

Strategic planning, ‘city deals’ and affordable housing

This study examines how local and international funding interventions focussed on specific regions, such as 'city deals,' deliver affordable rental housing for low income households to enhance urban productivity. Such strategic policy interventions offer some promise in creating new economic opportunities. However, explicit policies are...
Report

Renting beyond their means?

Housing affordability issues were apparent in the United Kingdom even before the coronavirus pandemic, which has exposed just how vulnerable many people are to a sudden economic shock and the inadequacy of the housing safety net. This report is not just about the housing benefit...
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Greens Senator Scott Ludlam exaggerates rent increases

Greens Senator Scott Ludlam claims rental prices have doubled across the country and tripled in the ACT, Queensland and WA since 2000.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Did abolishing negative gearing push up rents?

Treasurer Joe Hockey claims abolishing negative gearing could push up rents, because that's what happened in the 1980s.