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News items from AHURI research, events and housing policy development

On this page, you will find recent news items from a broad range of topics.  You can also receive the news items through the AHURI News email newsletter.

Disrupting the housing market—program released

6 Sep 2018

The first speakers for the upcoming AHURI conference, Disrupting the housing market, have been announced.

AHURI Directors appointed to Commonwealth and Victorian Government Boards

6 Sep 2018

AHURI is pleased to announce that two of the Directors of the AHURI Board have been appointed to separate Commonwealth and Victorian Government Boards; the NHFIC board and the Fishermans Bend Development Board

Who are the new Ministers for housing, homelessness, cities and urban issues?

AHURI News

5 Sep 2018

The change in leadership of the Commonwealth Government has brought new Ministers to the portfolios that are connected with important housing, homelessness, cities and urban issues.

'Disrupting the housing market’—AHURI announces one-day conference in Hobart

AHURI One-day conference

3 Sep 2018

AHURI announces 'Disrupting the housing market', a one day AHURI conference held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart, Tasmania on Tuesday 4 December 2018.

Wrapping up the 2018 National Homelessness Conference

AHURI News

17 Aug 2018

A wealth of evidence and information on what we can do to end homelessness

Leading journalists join National Homelessness Conference

AHURI News

25 Jul 2018

The National Homelessness Conference program is complete with the inclusion of journalists Sarah Abo and Tom Elliott.

How can homelessness support programs respond to experiences of trauma?

AHURI News

23 Jul 2018

How agencies working with people experiencing homelessness can create programs and practices that help people with trauma will be explored at the National Homelessness Conference 2018

How can the private sector help end homelessness?

AHURI News

18 Jul 2018

Two sessions of the National Homelessness Conference 2018 are focused on ways the private sector can help combat homelessness through investment and through providing affordable rental housing in the private market.

Juha Kaakinen to share Finland's secrets to ending homelessness

AHURI News

18 Jul 2018

National Homelessness Conference keynote speaker, Juha Kaakinen, will reflect on the similarities between the current situation in Australian and that faced by Finland when it set out to systematically tackle homelessness.

AHURI joins Queensland Government's housing supply panel

AHURI News

17 Jul 2018

Dr Michael Fotheringham, Executive Director of AHURI, has been invited by the Queensland Government to be a member of the new expert panel advising on housing supply for South East Queensland

Reporting the realities of homelessness

AHURI News

3 Jul 2018

With the second season of the SBS documentary series  ‘Filthy, Rich and Homeless’ set to air, The National Homelessness Conference 2018, will host an engaging session examining the media's portrayal of homelessness issues.

Housing insecurity and homelessness in the United States

AHURI News

9 Jul 2018

International expert Professor Marah Curtis to address the National Homelessness Conference

National Housing and Homelessness Agreement published

AHURI News

26 Jun 2018

The Australian Government has published the details of the National Housing and Homelessness Agreement and announced the Chair of the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation

Conference to examine homelessness experiences of both young and older Australians

AHURI News

26 Jun 2018

The impacts of homelessness on people at different ends of the age spectrum will be featured in two sessions at the National Homelessness Conference 2018 in Melbourne.

Rough Sleeping in England: Short-Term Solutions to a Long-term Problem

AHURI News

26 Jun 2018

Housing expert Nicholas Pleace discusses the UK Government's newly announced Housing First program

Melbourne Lord Mayor to speak at National Homelessness Conference

AHURI News

25 Jun 2018

The new Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Cr Sally Capp, will speak at the National Homelessness Conference 2018 in the plenary session, ‘Beyond the criminalisation of inner-city homelessness’

National Homelessness Conference announces supported places for people with lived experience

AHURI News

13 Jun 2018

The National Homelessness Conference 2018 invites people with lived experience of homelessness to attend and participate in the conference

Understanding diverse experiences of homelessness at the National Homelessness Conference

AHURI News

12 Jun 2018

The National Homelessness Conference 2018 will host panel discussions examining homelessness services for LGBTQI and culturally diverse communities

AHURI Conference hears support for national housing strategy

AHURI News

6 Jun 2018

The AHURI conference ‘Ready for growth: affordable housing supply solutions’ examined strategies for increasing the supply of social and affordable housing.

Finding a national response to homelessness

AHURI News

25 May 2018

Australia’s major political parties will outline their responses to homelessness at the upcoming National Homelessness Conference 2018

Looking beyond the criminalisation of homelessness

AHURI News

25 May 2018

AHURI National Homelessness Conference will examine responses to addressing rough sleeping and regulating public space beyond simply tougher policing

3rd international keynote speaker announced for National Homelessness Conference

AHURI News

9 May 2018

The UK's foremost expert on Housing First programs Professor Nicholas Pleace joins the National Homelessness Conference

More speakers and sessions announced for the National Homelessness Conference

AHURI News

9 May 2018

The National Homelessness Conference is shaping up to be a vital conversation with over 40 speakers confirmed.

AHURI's 2018 research Inquiries to examine major policy issues

AHURI News

2 May 2018

AHURI has announced three new research Inquiries and eight targeted research projects

AHURI Evidence Summary complements Productivity Commission report on user choice in human services

AHURI News

24 Apr 2018

AHURI has issued a Policy Evidence Summary on individualised forms of welfare provision to complement the release of the Productivity Commission’s inquiry report.

How did Finland solve homelessness? Expert to speak at National Homelessness Conference

AHURI News

18 Apr 2018

Mr Juha Kaakinen, Chief Executive of Y-Foundation, which is one of the drivers behind Finland being the only European country to reduce homelessness, will be a key speaker at the National Homelessness Conference.

AHURI Inquiry brings renewed media attention to affordable housing supply

AHURI News

16 Apr 2018

An AHURI Inquiry has stimulated discussion in both Australian and International media about Australia's policy options for increasing affordable housing supply.

International keynote speaker announced for National Homelessness Conference

AHURI News

26 Mar 2018

Dr Marah Curtis from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, as well as Victorian Minister for Housing the Hon Martin Foley MP will speak at the National Homelessness Conference 2018.

Three ministers to address AHURI conference on affordable housing supply

AHURI News

23 Mar 2018

AHURI is pleased to announce the inclusion of three ministers at the upcoming one-day conference; Ready for growth: affordable housing supply solutions, taking place Tuesday 29 May 2018 in Canberra.

AHURI and Mind Australia seek partners for research on housing and mental health

AHURI News

22 Mar 2018

AHURI and Mind Australia are partnering in an exciting new research venture, Trajectories, to better understand the relationships between housing and mental health.

Why it’s time to relaunch the National Homelessness Conference in 2018

AHURI News

21 Mar 2018

A message from the AHURI Executive Director on why it's time to relaunch the National Homelessness Conference in 2018

What's needed to make social impact investing work for affordable housing?

AHURI News

5 Mar 2018

Australia’s banks have invested around $1.5 billion in social impact investment for community housing providers, however there are significant barriers to expanding

Funding opportunities shape affordable housing developments

AHURI News

1 Mar 2018

Complex funding opportunities are shaping the development of new affordable housing projects, AHURI research reveals

National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation releases draft investment mandate

AHURI News

20 Feb 2018

Treasury has released a draft investment mandate for how the NHFIC will finance its core functions

What is the status of the NHHA?

AHURI News

14 Feb 2018

The Senate Economics Legislation Committee has recommended the senate pass the legislation relating to the new National Housing and Homelessness Agreement (NHHA)

How Australia's private rental sector compares with the world

AHURI News

13 Feb 2018

AHURI research compares private rental policy in 10 different countries

City Deals progress with Hobart and Geelong

AHURI News

13 Feb 2018

The role of affordable housing in Australia’s new City Deals was discussed rigorously at the National Housing Conference

AHURI introduces Policy Evidence Summary

AHURI News

6 Feb 2018

AHURI launches Policy Evidence Summary series; clear language summaries that distil the essential findings from AHURI research.

National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation draft legislation unveiled

AHURI News

30 Jan 2018

The Australian Government has released the draft legislation governing the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation

Examining the role of housing in domestic and family violence at the National Housing Conference

AHURI News

21 Dec 2017

The role of housing in domestic and family violence was examined at the National Housing Conference 2017

What's the (City) Deal with affordable housing? NHC panel discussion

AHURI News

18 Dec 2017

The role of affordable housing in Australia’s new City Deals was discussed rigorously at the National Housing Conference

What were the most read items on the AHURI website in 2017?

AHURI News

15 Dec 2017

Find out which AHURI reports, news items and topics were most read by our audience in 2017

Overcoming roadblocks to reform state property taxes

AHURI News

14 Dec 2017

AHURI research has identified a pragmatic and incremental strategy to deliver politically contentious state property tax reforms

What is needed to kick-start social impact investment for housing and homelessness support?

AHURI News

14 Dec 2017

The right government assistance could allow the social impact investment market to prosper and support vulnerable households

George Megalogenis NHC keynote address

AHURI News

13 Dec 2017

Journalist George Megalogenis explores Australia's ever changing political landscape and the opportunities for major housing policy reform during his address at the National Housing Conference 2017

AHURI releases Policy Impact Statement 2016–17

AHURI News

6 Dec 2017

AHURI is pleased to release its annual Policy Impact Statement for 2016–17

Progress made at National Housing Conference 2017

AHURI News

5 Dec 2017

Over 1,100 delegates gathered in Sydney for the National Housing Conference 2017.

Minister Sukkar unveils key details of National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation at #NHCSydney

AHURI News

4 Dec 2017

The Hon Michael Sukkar MP announced key features of the new NHFIC during his address at the 2017 National Housing Conference in Sydney.

ABC Journalist Emma Alberici joins NHC as key facilitator

AHURI News

28 Nov 2017

Emma Alberici, leading Australian television journalist, has been confirmed as a key facilitator at the National Housing Conference in Sydney this week.

Cross sectoral leadership at National Housing Conference

AHURI News

13 Nov 2017

NHCSydney has political and public sector leaders, senior not-for-profit voices, private sector experts and the foremost academics in housing, homelessness and urban research.

Journalist George Megalogenis joins National Housing Conference

AHURI News

10 Nov 2017

Walkley Award winning author, journalist and documentary-maker George Megalogenis is joining the NHC program as a keynote speaker

Dr Michael Fotheringham appointed new Executive Director of AHURI

AHURI News

3 Nov 2017

The AHURI Board are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Michael Fotheringham as the new Executive Director of AHURI

See what presenters are saying about the National Housing Conference

AHURI News

30 Oct 2017

A number of leading housing experts will share their international perspectives and exchange knowledge with Australian delegates in Sydney next month.

Are you ready for the Big Issue Challenge?

AHURI News

27 Oct 2017

The Big Issue Challenge will be a unique opportunity for NHC delegates to make a real difference.

Minister Sukkar to deliver keynote address at National Housing Conference

AHURI News

18 Oct 2017

AHURI is pleased to announce that Hon. Michael Sukkar MP, Assistant Minister to the Treasurer, will deliver a keynote address at the 2017 National Housing Conference

Resilience and leadership: keys to delivering affordable housing

AHURI News

18 Oct 2017

AHURI report evaluates state-led housing strategies

Financing and developing affordable housing at the National Housing Conference

AHURI News

11 Oct 2017

Increasing the supply of affordable housing is a key area for Australian policy makers

NHC site tours to showcase innovative housing developments

AHURI News

5 Oct 2017

Pre-Conference site tours will allow delegates to see some of Sydney’s newest affordable housing developments

How concerned are Australians about housing?

AHURI News

27 Sep 2017

Several polls show housing and housing affordability is of rising concern for Australian households

Government releases Consultation Paper for affordable housing bond aggregator

AHURI News

26 Sep 2017

Australian Government seeks feedback on NHFIC, NHIF and affordable housing bond aggregator

Where to from here? Looking to the future of social and affordable housing at #NHCSydney

AHURI News

14 Sep 2017

How can social housing continue to grow efficiently and sustainably while providing the best and most affordable services for tenants?

Closing the Indigenous housing gap at the National Housing Conference

AHURI News

12 Sep 2017

Indigenous Australians today face significant barriers in accessing suitable housing. Attain a deeper understanding of this critical issue at the National Housing Conference.

International keynote speaker’s message for #NHCSydney

AHURI News

7 Sep 2017

Mr Evan Siddall, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), has recorded a special video ahead of this year’s National Housing Conference

On the path to reform? Examining national housing policy developments at #NHCSydney

AHURI News

31 Aug 2017

The National Housing Conference program will examine the latest in national housing policy developments including the NHHA, City Deals and the NHFIC

What can social impact investing do for housing and homelessness in Australia?

AHURI News

21 Aug 2017

AHURI report examines opportunities of social impact investment for housing and homelessness

1.3 million Australian households need housing help

AHURI News

11 Aug 2017

New AHURI research has developed a model to estimate housing need in Australia over the next decade

International experts join the National Housing Conference

AHURI News

9 Aug 2017

The National Housing Conference will feature housing experts from the USA, UK and Canada.

Homelessness week highlights innovative solutions to homelessness

AHURI News

9 Aug 2017

Homelessness Week (7-13 August) is a time to reflect on homelessness and the issues affecting the homeless.

As home ownership rates fall, government will need to pay more to assist renters

AHURI News

3 Aug 2017

The number of households eligible to receive rent assistance is estimated to rise to 1.5 million by 2031

Program released for Australia’s largest affordable housing event

AHURI News

26 Jul 2017

NHC Sydney program covers the full spectrum of housing policy issues

National Cities Performance Framework Interim Report released

AHURI News

26 Jul 2017

The Federal Government has released its National Cities Performance Framework Interim Report, with AHURI contributing to the development of the report.

Second international keynote confirmed for National Housing Conference 2017

AHURI News

20 Jul 2017

UK housing finance expert Piers Williamson leads Thursday program line-up

Message from the AHURI Executive Director

AHURI News

13 Jul 2017

A message from Dr. Ian Winter

Award winning journalist announced for NHC 2017

AHURI News

12 Jul 2017

7.30 anchor Leigh Sales to host key conference sessions

Top 7 reasons to attend the National Housing Conference 2017

AHURI News

6 Jul 2017

AHURI conference builds understanding of the interplay between cities policy, housing and the economy

AHURI conference explores new model for cities growth

AHURI News

30 Jun 2017

AHURI conference builds understanding of the interplay between cities policy, housing and the economy

Do rising house prices lead to risky borrowing?

AHURI News

15 Jun 2017

Property investors are less risk averse than other homeowners, AHURI research suggests

Western Sydney City Deal to boost housing

AHURI News

7 Jun 2017

The Western Sydney City Deal will receive up to $5.3 billion from the Australian Government’s equity investment outlined in the 2017 Budget.

New City Deal to boost Darwin

AHURI News

2 Jun 2017

The Australian and Northern Territory Governments have announced a City Deal for Darwin

Rising house prices increase supply, slowly

AHURI News

1 Jun 2017

New research from AHURI reveals that rising Australian housing prices result in only a very small addition to the total stock of houses

Housing and Homelessness Ministers meet in Adelaide

AHURI News

30 May 2017

Australia’s Commonwealth, State and Territory Housing and Homelessness Ministers meet in Adelaide, May 2017

Minister Angus Taylor announced as keynote speaker at AHURI Melbourne conference

AHURI News

23 May 2017

The Hon Angus Taylor MP, Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation, will deliver a keynote plenary address at the AHURI conference, Affordability and liveability in our cities

Homeowners stay unemployed for longer

AHURI News

22 May 2017

A new AHURI study has found that people who own or are paying off their home move less often than people who are renting privately, and this reduces their ability to respond to adverse labour market shocks.

AHURI research supports affordable housing financing model in Budget 2017

AHURI News

10 May 2017

As part of the 2017 Budget, the Treasurer Scott Morrison has announced the creation of an affordable housing bond aggregator, the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation.

Homelessness services without enough funding to meet demand

AHURI News

9 May 2017

AHURI research reveals that Australia’s homelessness services are overwhelmingly unable to meet client demand and that additional funding models are needed.

AHURI Conference explores solutions for homelessness

AHURI News

1 May 2017

AHURI’s one-day conference, Homelessness and housing solutions, was held in Brisbane on Friday, 28 April.

Dr Ian Winter to deliver international keynote

AHURI News

20 Apr 2017

Dr Ian Winter, Executive Director of AHURI, has been invited to address the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association’s (CHRA) 2017 National Congress in Halifax, Nova Scotia on May 4th, 2017.

AHURI releases visual report on affordable housing industry capacity

AHURI News

20 Apr 2017

The findings of the inquiry have been summarised in a visual report

AHURI to advise Australian Government on cities

AHURI News

12 Apr 2017

AHURI Executive Director Dr Ian Winter has been invited by the Australian Government to join a Cities Reference Group to help advise Government on cities policy.

Treasurer delivers AHURI lecture

AHURI News

10 Apr 2017

The Treasurer's pre-budget address focussed on housing affordability, home ownership and the rental market

Transcript of Treasurer's address on housing affordability

AHURI News

10 Apr 2017

Read the transcript of The Hon Scott Morrison MP's address on housing affordability

New AHURI Inquiries announced

AHURI News

6 Apr 2017

Four Inquiries approved for 2017 AHURI National Housing Research Program

University of South Australia joins AHURI network

AHURI News

3 Apr 2017

AHURI is very pleased to welcome the University of South Australia to the AHURI research network.

A sensible way to use super to fund affordable housing

AHURI News

28 Mar 2017

Institutional, not individual, superannuation investment key to funding affordable housing

Council on Federal Financial Relations March 2017

AHURI News

28 Mar 2017

Federal Treasurer releases statement following Council on Federal Financial Relations meeting

Interview: examining the bond aggregator model

AHURI News

23 Mar 2017

ABC TV interviews Carrie Hamilton about the bond aggregator model.

Soaring mortgage debt linked to longer working lives

AHURI News

21 Mar 2017

AHURI report finds mortgage debt among pre-retirees is linked to longer working lives.

Inheriting housing wealth shapes education and work careers

AHURI News

7 Mar 2017

AHURI report finds adult children who inherit housing wealth get ahead in education and business start-ups

International keynote speaker announced for NHC

AHURI News

27 Feb 2017

Mr Evan Siddall, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), confirmed as international keynote speaker for the 2017 National Housing Conference.

AHURI research features at the Australasian Housing Researchers Conference

AHURI News

23 Feb 2017

Researchers from across the AHURI network have presented findings from a number of AHURI Inquiries at the 2017 Australasian Housing Researchers Conference held in Melbourne.

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