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AHURI announces the rapid response COVID-19 Research Agenda

Special research round will examine housing and urban policy impacts of coronavirus

5 May 2020

AHURI has launched the COVID-19 Research Agenda with our partner universities to further build and support housing and urban policy in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Having the best and most up-to-date research findings will enable governments at all levels to make the most effective decisions during this health and economic crisis.

To ensure the strongest and most timely policy impact, AHURI will be aiming to publish the research in the final quarter of 2020.

AHURI anticipates the COVID-19 Research Agenda will support eight final research projects covering three research topics:

  • Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on housing outcomes – including the consequences of associated restrictions and economic and social repercussions
  • Impacts of policy interventions in response to COVID–19 – which will consider the impacts of policy interventions and government programs aimed at mitigating negative housing outcomes
  • Opportunities for housing and urban policy to drive national recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Applications from our partner universities have been received and a rigorous and assessment process is underway to determine the successful projects from the 34 excellent projects submitted. Funded projects will be announced later this month.