Discussion paper

National Housing and Homelessness Agreement Review: issues paper

The review of the National Housing and Homelessness Agreement will examine how well the Australian, State and Territory Governments have achieved the objectives, outcomes and outputs set out in the Agreement, and the suitability of the Agreement for the future. This issues paper has been...
Report

Social Housing Regulation Review: interim report

This interim report aims to identify future regulatory arrangements that will best support the long-term interests of social housing residents and their communities in Victoria. It also aims to best position social (and affordable) housing for growth and transformation over the coming decades.
Report

Squeezed out: the impact of build costs and planning reform on social housing supply in England

This report provides an analysis of a sample of local authorities, two from each region of England, to test the resilience of social and affordable housing supply to further increases in build cost.
Policy report

Home at last: solutions to end homelessness of older people in NSW

This report calls for early intervention and preventative approach to end homelessness for older people in New South Wales. The recommendations are based on a successful model that is currently funded by the Victorian government.
Report

COVID-19: rental housing and homelessness impacts in Australia

This report shows renters on low and modest incomes are in the grip of a housing pincer, especially in regional Australia, as surging rents and the Commonwealth’s neglect of social and affordable housing creates acute stress.
Report

Ageing well in public housing

This research examines the policy and practice issues raised by increasing demand for public housing among older Australians, and how public housing authorities can support older tenants to age well.
Report

Review of the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation Act 2018: final report

The National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC) was established in 2018 as a corporate Commonwealth entity mandated to support housing outcomes in Australia. This review finds that the NHFIC Act has been a singularly significant and successful intervention by the Commonwealth, in an area...
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

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.
Report

Accommodating transition: improving housing outcomes for young people leaving OHC

This research examined the housing, homelessness, mental health, alcohol and drug and juvenile justice service usage pathways for out-of-home care (OHC) leavers in Victoria and Western Australia.
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

Exiting prison with complex support needs: the role of housing assistance

This research examines policies and programs relevant to the housing pathways of ex-prisoners with complex support needs in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania, including what benefits result from current housing assistance settings.
Report

Inquiry into homelessness in Australia: final report

This inquiry report recommends that Australian governments should work together to establish a ten-year national strategy on homelessness. The report contains 35 recommendations which involve a renewed approach to preventing and addressing homelessness in Australia.
Report

Nowhere to go

Building new social housing to support women escaping family violence would more than pay for itself in averted costs and economic spin-off benefits, according to this report to be submitted to the 2021 national Women’s Safety Summit.
Report

Social housing in New South Wales: report 1 - contemporary analysis

This report, commissioned by the St Vincent de Paul Society, examines the commitments of the New South Wales government since 2016 to develop new, social housing dwellings.
Report

Aotearoa/New Zealand homelessness action plan

This document provides an overview of the progress made on Aotearoa/New Zealand Homelessness Action Plan to the end of February 2021.
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

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

Housing and housing assistance pathways with companion animals: risks, costs, benefits and opportunities

This study investigates the policy and regulatory settings that shape housing options available to households that own companion animals. It considers housing and housing assistance contexts nationally across tenures, sectors, emergency/crisis accommodation, and for diverse population groups receiving income and housing assistance support.
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.