Policy report

Fixing affordable housing in NSW and beyond

Stable and affordable housing is an important instrument in the fight against poverty, but there are problems of shortages in Australia. This paper considers the extent of these and proposes policy options to effectively bridge that gap.
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

Social housing exit points, outcomes and future pathways: an administrative data analysis

This research provides a new national evidence-base on pathways into, within, and out of social housing tenancies to assist understanding of entry and exit patterns, and housing and non-housing outcomes.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Have social housing levels fallen to historic lows?

Head of the advocacy group National Shelter says homelessness will not be solved without fixing the housing system, and claims social housing levels in Australia have fallen from a high of 7.1 per cent in 1991 to a low of 4.2 per cent tin 2019.
Report

Women’s housing needs in regional Australia

This report outlines key housing needs and challenges for women through national research undertaken across regional Australia. It offers new knowledge and insights that are relevant for policy and key decision makers across all levels of government, community housing providers, researchers and the private sector.
Position paper

Make social housing work

This document outlines a plan for the Victorian government to increase investment into social housing, to increase Victoria's proportion of social housing to the national average.
Briefing paper

Home for good: social housing for an ageing population

In the context of declining home ownership and growing housing insecurity among older Australians, this paper asks whether social housing can provide the three critical functions of home (asset, gateway and expression) as people age.
Conference paper

Energy efficiency in the Australian social housing sector: barriers along avenues of assistance

Energy affordability is an increasing challenge for social housing tenants. In recognition of this, many social housing providers across Australia are placing stronger strategic emphasis on improving the energy performance of their stock.
Strategy

Victorian Aboriginal housing and homelessness framework

The Victorian government funded Aboriginal Housing Victoria to develop this framework, which aims to build a new approach to ensuring all Aboriginal Victorians have safe, secure and stable housing.
Report

Measuring the impact of social housing placement on wellbeing

This paper explores the impact of a social service – social housing – on people’s wellbeing. It does this by using a novel method to link administrative records and survey data.