AHURI’s mission is to deliver high quality, policy-relevant evidence for better housing and urban outcomes, and our strategic goals are to:
- Strengthen policy relevance.
- Ensure high quality research.
- Improve research accessibility.
- Foster dynamic collaboration.
- Support and strengthen research capability.
AHURI funding is received from three sources: grants from the Australian and all state and territory governments; contributions from our university partners; and third parties.
For further information see our Annual Report 2010/11 and Strategic Plan 2009–2018.
AHURI Limited is a small not-for-profit management company based in Melbourne that leads and manages the work of the Institute.
Our staff and Board of Directors are experts in research, research management, knowledge transfer, and research dissemination, including event design and management, and evidence informed facilitation.
We manage the National Housing Research Program, including a network of universities throughout Australia and the National Cities Research Program. We also support the National Homelessness Research Network.
We contribute to the evidence base using a variety of research approaches. We have the flexibility of running longer-term projects when fundamental research is needed on a wicked problem. But we can also respond quickly to new policy or practice issues as they arise. Our Research Synthesis Service is a prime example of our ability to respond promptly to specific policy questions.
AHURI also co-hosts the biennial National Housing Conference, supports a range of events to engage the research, policy and practice communities, and supports the development of research capacity building.