AHURI has announced the three Inquiries and a further eight research projects successfully funded in the 2018 National Housing Research Program (NHRP).
‘We’re very excited by the quality and scope of the new NHRP projects,’ says Dr Michael Fotheringham, Executive Director of AHURI. ‘Congratulations to the successful research teams. They have so much to offer in helping Australian governments and policy makers deliver effective and efficient solutions to housing and homelessness concerns.’
The three funded Inquiries are:
The Inquiry into understanding and reimagining social housing pathways will be led by Professor Kristy Muir at the University of New South Wales. This Inquiry will better understand the drivers of social housing pathways and inform effective services, supports and policies.
The Inquiry into an effective homelessness services system will be led by Dr Angela Spinney at Swinburne University. This Inquiry will deliver a detailed evidence base and policy recommendations for reconfiguring the Australian homelessness services system in order to strategically and systematically support the prevention and minimisation of homelessness for people of all ages.
The Inquiry into urban productivity and affordable rental housing supply will be led by Professor Nicole Gurran at the University of Sydney. Charting a national geography of rental affordability and economic access, the Inquiry will provide new data on the distribution of affordable private rental accommodation, and examines how strategic city deals and smart city interventions might lift housing choice and boost productivity in urban and regional Australia.
In addition, a further eight research projects are being funded:
- Social housing exits, outcomes and future pathways: a data analysis, led by Associate Professor Emma Baker at the University of Adelaide
- Home ownership decline: unpacking its impact and implications, led by Professor Terry Burke at Swinburne University
- Understanding Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) funding, led by Professor Andrew Beer at University of South Australia
- Understanding the changing geography of homelessness in Australia 2001–16, led by Dr Sharon Parkinson at Swinburne University
- Mortgage stress and precarious homeownership: implications for older Australians, led by Professor Rachel Ong ViforJ at Curtin University
- Effective downsizing options for older Australians, led by Dr Amity James at Curtin University
- The uneven distribution of housing supply, 2006–16, led by Associate Professor Steven Rowley at Curtin University
- Moving, downsizing and housing equity consumption choices of older Australians, led by Associate Professor Stephen Whelan at The University of Sydney.
To find out more about the Inquiries or AHURI research projects, please visit the research in progress page.