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Working paper

Impact of 2018 Families Package Accommodation Supplement area changes on housing outcomes

In 2018, the New Zealand Government made changes to its Accommodation Supplement policy. The geographic area allocation to Accommodation Supplement areas was changed. This research examines the changes in rent payments for recipients located on either side, and near to, such boundaries.
Report

Towards an Australian social housing best practice asset management framework

Social housing is a distinct asset sub-class with unique asset management (AM) challenges. This research examines social housing asset management in Australia and develops a best practice framework that outlines AM processes and criteria for making decisions.
Guide

An Australian social housing best practice asset management framework

This guide provides a simplified generic asset management framework (AMF) intended for use by social housing organisations (SHOs) seeking to bring their asset management into line with best practice.
Report

Pathways to regional housing recovery from COVID-19

This research examines the consequences of COVID-19 for households in regional Australia, and considers that post-pandemic recovery models designed for large cities such as Sydney or Melbourne may not work in regional areas or less-urbanised states like South Australia or Tasmania.
Report

The utility of new data in understanding housing insecurity

This study investigated the potential of using the Department of Social Services DOMINO (Data Over Multiple Individual Occurrences) dataset as a fine-grained, within-year data resource for housing research, and in particular explores the capacity of the DOMINO dataset to yield new insights into patterns of...
Report

Maximising Impact - Baseline results from a longitudinal study of new tenants in social housing

This research report is the first of three Maximising Impact reports that will examine new tenancies over a 30-month period from tenancy commencement. The report presents key findings from the baseline survey of 170 new tenants, conducted between May 2018 and April 2020.
Report

‘A pathway to where?’ Inquiry into understanding and reimagining social housing pathways

This study investigated how social housing pathways are conceptualised and constructed by housing policies in Australia; who is moving into and out of social housing; and what is the lived experience of people who have moved into, within or out of social housing.
Report

Improving outcomes for apartment residents and neighbourhoods

This research investigates the experiences of lower-income apartment residents in relation to planning and infrastructure provision; urban design; building design and management; neighbourhood amenities and facilities; and ongoing place management and community engagement so as to improve wellbeing, community and housing affordability outcomes.
Report

The supply of affordable private rental housing in Australian cities: short-term and longer-term changes

This research charts the changes in the supply of affordable and available private rental housing for lower income households between 2011 and 2016, and is the latest in a series of projects detailing affordable rental housing supply every five years since 1996 using Census data.
Conference paper

Experiencing house crowding in Australian dwellings: a multicultural perspective

Using data from the 2016 Census of Population and Housing, this paper reflects the extent of house crowding among two cultural groups: Australia’s Indigenous population and Australia’s Lebanese population, who are both disadvantaged in socio- economic terms, but with differing cultural needs.
Systematic review

Policy and program options for improving energy efficiency in low income households

The main objective of this rapid systematic review is to synthesise knowledge from secondary literature employing systematic review and meta-analytic approaches on the mix and effectiveness of policy and program options for improving the energy efficiency of the homes in which low-income households reside.
Report

Parking requirement impacts on housing affordability

This report examines the impacts of residential parking requirements (the number of off-street parking spaces mandated at a particular location) on housing affordability. It also describes more efficient and equitable strategies that support social and environmental goals.
Commentary

Plenty of ideas, not much money

The federal government made it clear at the National Housing Conference that significant new spending isn’t likely.
Position paper

How to reduce homelessness and boost incomes and jobs: social housing as infrastructure

This ACOSS paper proposes that the federal government work with states and territories, local government and community housing providers (CHPs) to develop a social housing investment package, for announcement in the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) statement towards the end of 2019.
Report

Australia’s household infrastructure bill: analysis report

This report presents data on Australia’s household infrastructure bill, that is the amount paid by households for water and sewerage, energy, transport and communications.
Commentary

Homelessness soars in our biggest cities, driven by rising inequality since 2001

Governments must find ways to urgently increase both the supply and size of affordable rental dwellings for people with the lowest incomes.
Report

The changing geography of homelessness: a spatial analysis from 2001 to 2016

This study examines the changing geography of homelessness. It outlines the extent to which homelessness has become more spatially concentrated over time; where it has risen and fallen; and the importance that housing affordability, poverty and labour market opportunities play in reshaping its distribution.
Report

Informal accommodation and vulnerable households: scale, drivers and policy responses in metropolitan Sydney

This report finds low-income and other vulnerable groups are being forced into informal housing arrangements, such as share accommodation. A chronic shortage of social and affordable housing means some people are forced to live in severely overcrowded situations that contravene planning and building regulations.
Blog post

Online engagement rises to the global affordable housing challenge

Housing is a human right. But solutions to current affordable housing scarcity might be better served by an online engagement approach to involve community in effective and sustainable outcomes, writes Sally Hussey.
Report

Estimating need and costs of social and affordable housing delivery

This report presents the findings of a research project commissioned by CHIA NSW and Homelessness NSW to provide estimates of the social and affordable housing need for Australia by sub-region and the likely costs to government of delivering housing to meet these needs over the...