housing assistance


30 Sep 2011

This is the first of two final reports that aims to address the following research question highlighted in AHURI’s housing supply research brief: What is the impact on supply and affordability from implementation of the Henry Review recommendations in relation to negative gearing, land tax...


30 Jun 2011

Almost 497,000 low-income households are spending more than 30% of their income on housing costs, and are classified as being ‘in housing stress’. With 45% of low-income private renters and 42% of low-income mortgagees in housing stress, housing assistance is increasingly an essential ‘safety net’...


17 Jan 2011

Gentrification raises concerns about segregation, social mix and sustainability issues for Australian cities. This report examines the process and its impact.

The report looks at three main questions:

How much gentrification has actually taken place over the last decade and how...


18 Nov 2010

This project aims to explore how the asset poor status of older Australians helps to determine their demand for housing assistance, the coping strategies used by the asset poor as they strive to secure satisfactory housing outcomes and the importance of these outcomes to ontological...

Journal article

15 Sep 2010

Little consideration has been given to the influence of housing tenure on young people's developmental pathways. This paper draws on empirical findings from research conducted in the northern suburbs of Adelaide in 2009 to highlight how secure and quality housing tenure, when combined with familial...

Discussion paper

27 Aug 2010

This Positioning Paper is the first output of a project that explores the housing options and actual housing circumstances of asset-poor older Australians.


26 Oct 2009

This report describes and reviews all known mainstream and Indigenous-specific specialist tenant support programs operating around Australia.


26 Feb 2009

This report presents the findings that have emerged out of the second AHURI funded National Research Venture (NRV2), 21st century housing careers and Australia's housing future. The report identifies the major drivers of housing careers in Australia in the first part of the 21st century,...


11 Aug 2008

How do housing assistance programs impact economic participation outcomes, once we control for the mediating effects that intermediary variables such as ‘health’ and ‘neighbourhood’ have on economic participation outcomes?


22 Apr 2008

This publication reports on Commonwealth State Housing Agreement private rent assistance. It presents the data items and performance indicators collected to meet the requirements of the CSHA national performance reporting framework.As in previous years: Housing assistance is provided under the 2003 Commonwealth State Housing Agreement...


23 Feb 2008

This report provides an overview of the types, extent and benefits of government assistance available to homeowners and renters as well as to people experiencing homelessness, and to specific population groups.Housing assistance helps people meet their basic human need for shelter and security and can...


6 Jul 2007

This report focuses on the position of low income households including those in employment (i.e. the 'working poor') in the private rental market to better understand the outcomes of the current policy framework on the housing opportunities open to them.


30 Jun 2006

This research set out to establish an evidence base around public and private sector rental evictions in Australia that will assist in the formulation of policies and strategies that reduce the cost burden of evictions on housing providers and managers.


16 Dec 2005

This is a set of six reports, being released progessively, on housing assistance provided in 2004–05 under the 2003 Commonwealth–State Housing Agreement. These publications are part of the Housing Assistance Data Development Series.


6 Dec 2005

Gavin Wood and Rachel Ong report on the first stage of a project examining how housing assistance programs impact on economic participation outcomes once we control for the mediating effects that intermediary variables such as health and neighbourhood effects can have on economic participation outcomes....


13 Oct 2005

This report shows that although each state and territory rental support program has similar aims, their operation varies considerably.


1 Mar 2005

Housing assistance (HA) interventions not only aim to meet housing needs, they also contribute to higher level outcomes, such as improved social and economic wellbeing for individuals, families and communities.


21 Jan 2005

This document reports on the data collected under the 2003-04 Commonwealth-State Housing Agreement (CSHA) public rental housing data collection. Two companion reports, Commonwealth-State Housing Agreement National Data Reports 2003-04: State Owned and Managed Indigenous Housing and Commonwealth-State Housing Agreement National Data Reports 2003-04: CSHA Community...


AHURI positioning paper
23 Jun 2004

This Positioning Paper introduces a project undertaken by a team of AHURI based researchers to review Private Rental Support Programs (PRSP) in each Australian State and Territory and judge their effectiveness in assisting tenants on low-incomes.


14 May 2004

Commonwealth rent assistance (CRA) is a non-taxable income supplement paid through Centrelink to individuals and families who rent in the private rental market.

This bulletin addresses the characteristics of recipients; the accommodation used by recipients; the Centrelink client groups receiving CRA; comparison of recipients...



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