Recent housing transfer experience in Australia: implications for affordable housing industry development

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Author(s): Hal Pawson; Chris Martin; Kathleen Flanagan; Rhonda Phillips
Description: Focusing primarily on public housing transfers in Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania, this Inquiry analysed the associated processes and frameworks to reveal the lessons learned. The case studies reveal aspects of transfer practices such as capturing Rent Assistance-enhanced revenues; the transfer of ‘management’ rather than freehold title; and the absence of a role for tenants. Financial modelling indicated that management transfers, where community housing providers are assured of cash flow from rents, may be a viable means for addressing moderate maintenance backlogs, enhancing community development and modestly expanding affordable housing portfolios.
Citation: Pawson, H., Martin, C., Flanagan, K. and Phillips, R. (2016) Recent housing transfer experience in Australia: implications for affordable housing industry development, AHURI Final Report No. 273, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/273, doi:10.18408/ahuri-7108101.
DOI: doi:10.18408/ahuri-7108101
Date published: 30 Dec 2016
Publication type: Final Report 273
Project title: Recent public housing transfer experience in Australia: implications for industry development (Project number: 71081)
Inquiry title: Affordable housing industry capacity (Inquiry number: 71080)
Inquiry reports: Transforming public housing in a federal context (Final Report)
Developing the scale and capacity of Australia's affordable housing industry (Final Report)
Transformative transfers: growing capacities in UK social housing (Final Report)
Profiling Australia's affordable housing industry (Final Report)
Published by: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited
ISSN: 1834-7223
ISBN: 978-1-925334-35-7