Does building high-quality housing make older properties more affordable?
Filtering is a process whereby the building of new, higher quality dwellings for higher- and middle income households may result in additional supply of dwellings for lower-income households. Theoretically, as properties age and their perceived quality drops, over time they trickle down through successively lower market segments, ultimately becoming a supply of ‘naturally occurring affordable housing’.
Regional cities offer solutions to crowded Capitals, but they need development support
People living in regional cities enjoy lower housing costs compared with capital cities but have lower incomes and reduced career prospects, according to new AHURI research.
Government policies can help developers deliver new housing supply
In order to sustainably stimulate housing supply government needs to understand how the development industry works according to new AHURI research. Private sector housing supply is driven by profit and factors that increase or decrease revenue and costs determine levels of new supply. The current combination of falling dwelling prices (in much of the country) and rising construction costs is the worst possible outcome for new housing supply.
2022 AHURI National Homelessness Conference helping shape solutions for better futures
The biennial 2022 National Homelessness Conference, convened by AHURI In partnership with Homelessness Australia, has wrapped up in Canberra, with 1050 delegates and 85 presenters across 22 sessions focussing on developing and shaping solutions for the terrible problems of homelessness in Australia.
Indigenous homelessness is distinct and requires culturally appropriate responses
Homelessness responses for Indigenous Australians need to be culturally appropriate, respect Indigenous perspectives and focus on safety and understanding ahead of non-Indigenous concepts of home, according to new AHURI research.