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Inquiries funded through 2016 AHURI National Housing Research Program

Announcing four new Evidence-Based Policy Inquiries

18 March 2016

Four new Evidence-Based Policy Inquiries will be undertaken as part of the 2016 AHURI National Housing Research Program.

Each Inquiry is targeted at a pressing policy issue and is supported by a number of supporting research projects which build the knowledge and new ideas critical to addressing the policy question.

The four Inquiries will be:

Inquiry into social impact investment for housing and homelessness outcomes – which will investigate the opportunity, capacity and ability of social impact investments to create social change in housing and homelessness in Australia

Inquiry into pathways to housing tax reform – which will integrate practical policy analysis with economic modelling of three central elements of Australia’s housing tax regime to establish a viable, evidence-based strategy for breaking the political deadlock afflicting Australian housing tax policy

Inquiry into the future of the private rental sector – which will examine the contemporary drivers and dynamics of institutional change in the Australian private rental sector and the consequent opportunities and challenges for improving the sector for lower-income households

Inquiry into increasing affordable housing supply– which will examine international and local efforts to increase affordable housing supply, focusing on government-industry partnerships, planning levers and 'best practice' housing projects.

Each Inquiry is targeted at a pressing policy issue and is supported by a number of supporting research projects which build the knowledge and new ideas critical to addressing the policy question.

Researchers from six of the AHURI university partners will participate in these new Inquiries which will deliver their findings in 2017.

Project details will be announced in the coming weeks, and you can read about the current Inquiries in Research in progress.