We are pleased to launch the brand new AHURI website – delivered as part of our ongoing commitment to ensuring our research, policy analysis and housing and urban industry news is accessible to our audiences. We have made some important changes that we hope will make your experience more enjoyable, and most importantly, better connect you with the research you are looking for.
Infrastructure Australia has released the 2021 Australian Infrastructure Plan, which includes, for the first time, a chapter on social infrastructure, acknowledging the critical role social infrastructure—such as schools, hospitals, parks, community centres and social housing—plays in supporting the nation’s wellbeing.
Ex-prisoners with complex support needs who receive public housing have better criminal justice outcomes than comparable ex-prisoners who receive private rental assistance only, new AHURI research has revealed. The research, ‘Exiting prison with complex support needs: the role of housing assistance’, examines the housing pathways of ex-prisoners with complex support needs.
Although there are laws across Australia to prevent discrimination, experiences of biased and subjective behaviour by landlords, real estate agents and fellow tenants occur across Australia’s private rental sector, according to new AHURI research. The research, ‘Understanding discrimination effects in private rental housing’, examines discrimination and existing policy, law and practice in Australia’s private rental sector.
With regional Australia becoming an in-demand destination during the COVID-19 pandemic, new AHURI research has examined international strategies and Australian case studies about how best to plan for the growth of regional cities.