Public housing


18 Jul 2019

This summary report suggests that in 2018, most tenants in social housing were satisfied with services from their housing provider. Nearly all tenants cited feeling more settled and being able to manage their rent better as benefits of living in social housing.


Final report of a research project with Cities of Moreland, Darebin and Yarra
30 May 2019

This report, evaluating the Victorian government’s program to redevelop inner suburban public housing estates, says the plan may reduce the amount of homes available for vulnerable households.


29 Apr 2019

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.


17 Apr 2019

How public housing design can be reimagined to reflect the lives and experiences of its residents.


13 Mar 2019

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...


4 Mar 2019

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...


28 Feb 2019

This report, produced by RMIT and Victoria's largest social housing provider Unison Housing, shows that the transition into social housing can be precarious for some people, with almost half of tenancies studied ending within 18 months.


27 Feb 2019

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.


15 Feb 2019

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...


22 Jan 2019

This chapter presents data on the performance of governments in providing social housing, including public housing (PH), State owned and managed Indigenous housing (SOMIH), community housing (CH) and Indigenous community housing (ICH).


12 Dec 2018

This report argues that public policy on homelessness is based on flawed definitions that artificially inflate the figures, making public housing policy ineffective, adding to taxpayers' bills, and failing to assist 'chronic rough sleepers'.


22 Nov 2018

This study identified five Australian housing markets that could use online technology to match highly specific ‘buyers’ and ‘sellers’. The five markets considered are: swaps in public housing; disability accessible housing; low-cost private rental housing brokerage; apartment presales for low/mid income earners; and precinct-level urban...


20 Sep 2018

This report discusses Housing New Zealand’s past approach to methamphetamine contamination in its properties.


5 Sep 2018

Plan Melbourne, the latest 30-year plan for Greater Melbourne, commits the state government to exploring a series of policy responses to the housing crisis, including utilising government land to host social and affordable housing. This report responds to this commitment by identifying over 195 hectares...


24 Aug 2018

This document sets out the government’s plan for responding to the needs of the most vulnerable people affected by the housing shortage in New Zealand.


10 Aug 2018

All jurisdictions have some form of legislation or policy to encourage public housing tenants to comply with rules and obligations of ‘good neighbourliness.’ This audit assessed the efficiency and effectiveness of the ‘strikes’ approach to managing antisocial behaviour in public housing environments in NSW.


5 Jun 2018

The number of people on the Victorian Housing Register increased by around 1,500 people in the first three months of 2018 alone. Having declared the Public Housing Renewal Program to be a project of statewide significance, the state government intends to take control of the...


3 May 2018

This report presents the findings of a review of the literature on housing support for people returning to the community following a period of imprisonment. The review was commissioned by Corrections Victoria in mid-2015, to inform future practice and policy development in the area of...


2 May 2018

This evaluation of the High Density Housing Program (HDHP) employed a rigorous, quasi-experimental design, which enabled changes in recorded assaults and property crime, disturbance incidents and ambulance attendances at Ainslie Avenue to be compared with those of another public housing area that shared similar characteristics....


13 Apr 2018

This report discusses housing in Aboriginal Town Camps in the Northern Territory, and a parliamentary inquiry that examined two housing models operated by the Northern Territory government.



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