Research in progress
Discover AHURI's ongoing research program
AHURI research is delivered through a suite of AHURI Inquiries, which focus on reform priorities for national housing, homelessness and related urban issues, as well as through a series of targeted research projects.
View our latest Inquiries, with information on project timelines, Inquiry panel membership and supporting projects.
Should social housing be treated as infrastructure, and, if so, what are the most appropriate investment pathways?
How can housing policy-makers, providers and consumers engage productively with emerging digital and disruptive technologies?
How best can housing and services support be provided and improved for families affected by domestic and family violence?
What are the impacts of housing constraints for lower income Australians, and how can innovative housing solutions support their shelter and non-shelter aspirations?
What are the key features that support effective property transfers from government housing agencies to not-for-profit housing providers?
How can emerging trends in the institutions of the private rental market in Australia and internationally create opportunities for, and present challenges to, improving equity, efficiency and effectiveness outcomes in Australia, including for lower-income households?
How have governments sought to increase the supply of affordable housing across the continuum of housing needs; and what are the implications for government policy and practice in different jurisdictions and market contexts?
How can the social impact investment approach, through housing and homelessness policy, yield social and economic benefits for Australians?
How does the taxation system impact on the housing market, and how does this compare with the impact of the taxation system on other aspects of wealth?
How might a range of housing policy mechanisms be implemented to support labour force participation and engender economic growth?
What is the capacity of the affordable housing industry to respond to large scale stock transfers across Australia in the next five years?
How does the mix of government and non-government direct and indirect funding in the homelessness service system influence service provision and outcomes?
Targeted research projects
View our targeted research projects, with information on project leaders, funding years, expected completion dates and associated research publications.
- Housing impacts for Australian children and adolescents
- Housing and disability
- Housing assistance and social policy
- Indigenous housing
- Supply of and demand for social and affordable housing
Completed AHURI Inquiries
These AHURI Inquries have been completed and all reports are available for download.
- Individualised forms of welfare provision and reform of Australia’s housing assistance system (completed 2016)
How can direct housing assistance be most effectively allocated across the housing system to meet housing needs to 2025?