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Multi-year research

AHURI’s Multi-Year Research Projects are the flagships of the AHURI National Housing Research Program (NHRP). These projects anticipate and respond to national housing and urban research priorities resulting from the development of the NHRP Research Agenda. Multi-Year Research Projects are integrated suites of projects that extend over three years and tackle research questions that are complex and/or longitudinal in nature. Multi-Year Research Projects are awarded through the NHRP competitive process.

The Multi-Year Research Project Addressing spatial concentrations of social disadvantage was awarded to Professor Hal Pawson leading a team from the University of New South Wales, Swinburne University and the University of Queensland in 2011. It examines the role of housing policies and programs in meeting the challenges presented by spatial concentrations of disadvantage.

The Multi-Year Research Project Aboriginal lifeworlds, conditionality and housing outcomes was awarded to Professor Paul Memmott leading a team from the University of Queensland, University of Tasmania and Curtin University in 2012. This Multi-Year Research Project is a timely contribution to national policy debate to reduce Indigenous disadvantage and to improve housing outcomes.

The National Research Ventures

Housing affordability for lower-income Australians
How do we enhance housing affordability for lower-income households in Australia?

21st century housing careers and Australia's housing future
The nature and direction of housing careers into the 21st century and the implications of these changing patterns of housing consumption for housing policy in Australia.

Housing assistance and economic participation
Improving employment of housing assistance recipients will require removing financial disincentives to work in public housing rent and income eligibility policies, retaining security of tenure so that tenants can stabilise their health and build skills, and public housing that is better located to employment opportunities.