The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) is a unique venture—a national independent research network with a professional not-for-profit research management company at its centre.
We fund, conduct, synthesise and disseminate high-quality research on housing, homelessness and related urban issues, including research specific to Indigenous Australians.
What is our mission?
AHURI has a public good mission to deliver high-quality, policy-relevant research for better housing and urban outcomes.
Our work informs the policies and practice of governments and the affordable housing industry, and stimulates debate in the broader Australian community.
What are our strategic goals?
- to deliver policy-relevant research
- to ensure high-quality research
- to disseminate policy-relevant evidence
- to foster dynamic collaboration
- to support and strengthen research capability
- to sustain and build management and governance performance.
How are we funded?
AHURI receives income from three sources: grants from the Australian and state and territory governments, contributions from our university partners, and contributions from third parties.
For further information see our current Annual Report.
What is our research approach?
AHURI is purposefully structured to support the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective evidence-based research that contributes actively to national housing, homelessness and related urban policy development and practice change.
Our structure as a national independent research network provides us with the capacity to respond quickly to new policy or practice issues and challenges as they emerge.
Once research is complete, we ensure findings are actively disseminated through a variety of mechanisms, including our peer reviewed report series, events and conferences program, website, and our series of Evidence Reviews.
What is AHURI limited?
AHURI Limited is a small not-for-profit management company based in Melbourne that leads and manages the work of the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute. It is comprised of three core groups: Research Services, Communications and Corporate Services.
AHURI Limited staff are experts in research management, research synthesis, knowledge transfer and research dissemination. We currently:
- manage the National Housing Research Program
- convene the biennial National Housing Conference
- provide a range of research consultancy services
- undertake a series of capacity building measures to develop the skills and resources of the housing, homelessness and urban policy research community in Australia
- engage the housing, homelessness and urban research, policy and practice communities in evidence-informed forums, conferences, symposia, workshops and other events.
The company, through the AHURI Limited Board, is committed to the highest standards of corporate governance—undertaking vigilant internal and external audit processes each year—and to the promotion of transparency in our operations.
What is the best way for me to be kept informed?
Subscribe to our various email distributions, including our weekly e-update, to be kept informed about new AHURI research, reports, events and other activities. You can also connect with us through Twitter and Facebook.