Social housing

Report

15 May 2019
294

This research investigated frameworks for funding social housing as infrastructure, including cost-benefit analysis and alternatives such as ‘avoided cost’ and ‘housing adjusted life years’, to develop stronger analytical methods.

Briefing paper

Exploring a growing problem
5 Apr 2019
255

This background paper provides context regarding older women’s homelessness. It offers some potential solutions to reduce women’s risk of homelessness with a focus on preventative and innovative approaches that look beyond social and community housing as the answer.

Report

13 Mar 2019
297

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...

Report

4 Mar 2019
231

Short-term or emergency accommodation is a service provided for the homeless, and those at risk of homelessness. This report explores the circumstances, experiences and housing outcomes of clients in short-term or emergency accommodation who sought assistance from specialist homelessness services between 1 July 2011 and...

Report

27 Feb 2019
275

This report looks at the experiences of tenants in public housing, community housing, and state owned and managed Indigenous housing. It finds that most tenants feel positively about their experience in social housing.

Report

15 Feb 2019
242

Across Victoria, there are only 423 crisis ‘beds’ available to people experiencing homelessness and/or family violence. When those beds are full, agencies are completely dependent on the private housing system and they use the limited funds they have available to access low end hotels and...

Report

15 Nov 2018
119

This research modelled five alternative pathways to funding social housing and found the ‘capital grant’ model, supplemented by efficient financing, provides the most cost effective model for Australia. The research also established the current and future unmet need for social housing in different parts of...

Commentary

15 Nov 2018
49

A tenfold increase in building is needed to overcome the current social housing shortfall and cover projected growth in need. It can be done, and direct public investment is the cheapest way.

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018
27

Amid Australia’s real estate boom, social housing sites are increasingly seen as prime areas for future urban development. In response, the NSW Government has announced the major redevelopment of large social housing estates, starting with the site of Ivanhoe in Sydney’s north-west, as well as...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018
5

This paper examines how housing figured in the development of classical liberal governmentality over the nineteenth century. Liberal reformers in Britain and the Australian colonies formulated ‘the housing question’ in terms of the physical and moral improvement of urban workers and the poor. This was...

Discussion paper

1 Mar 2018
17

Tenure mix has been put forward as a way to break up concentrations of poverty. But how effective is it as a tool to achieve better individual and neighbourhood outcomes?

Report

24 Nov 2017
519

This study explores how social impact investment (SII) has been used for housing and homelessness objectives internationally, and examines three case studies where SII has been used in Australia.

Report

5 Oct 2017
301

The significant growth in the scale and sophistication of Australia’s community housing sector has been revealed, with the release of this report that outlines further expected gains over the next two years.

Conference paper

20 Sep 2017
32

This paper presents a multi-method (interviews, cost-benefit analysis, technical monitoring) longitudinal evaluation of ten social housing dwellings in Horsham (Victoria, Australia), including four low-energy and six control houses. Occupants of the low-energy houses purchased 45-62% less electricity, had lower utility bills resulting in financial savings...

Report

4 Sep 2017
598

The NSW Government asked IPART to undertake an independent review of social and affordable housing rent models. This review is one of the actions under the government’s social housing strategy, 'Future Directions for Social Housing in NSW.'

Policy report

14 Aug 2017
117

This report attempts to paint an overall picture of social housing need in New Zealand and the building response needed to address this.

Report

10 Aug 2017
670

This report provides an overview of national-level, state and territory findings, as well as comparisons across public housing, state-owned and managed Indigenous housing, and community housing tenants.

Report

8 Aug 2017
1079

This study investigated the opportunities and risks for social impact investments (SII) to improve housing and homelessness outcomes in Australia. It described what social impact investing is and its application to housing and homelessness policy in Australia, as well as examined different finance models and...

Commentary

4 Jul 2017
286

If one is really interested in providing more housing for people on low to moderate incomes, the community sector is the way to go – not public housing, argues Terry Burke.

Strategy

9 Jun 2017
407

The Queensland Housing Strategy 2017-2027 is a 10-year framework driving key reforms and targeted investment across the housing continuum.

Overview

 

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