Research in progress
Explore our current research projects underway, examining a range of contemporary housing and urban policy questions. Current research priorities are determined in consultation with state/territory and federal government officials, industry and non-government experts.
This scoping project will investigate the extent to which the homelessness system and policies in Australia respond to the specific housing needs of people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism, and the intersectoral linkage between the homelessness and disability sectors.
This Investigative Panel will establish the housing circumstances and experiences of temporary visa holders (TVHs) in Australia and provide critical evidence of challenges and opportunities in the development of housing policy and service provision. The panel’s findings will form a set of policy and practice recommendations to improve housing outcomes for TVHs.
Roughly one-third of Australian households rent their residential dwelling, and housing affordability is a particularly acute concern for low and middle-income households in the private rental sector. Among other measures, governments have sought to address the issue by incentivising greater small-scale investment in the supply of affordable rental housing through the use of tax benefits, regulatory concessions and other policy levers. These efforts have had limited success, and incentivising small-scale investment in affordable private rental housing remains a challenge.
Current and future housing, infrastructure and service delivery needs of Indigenous communities are greatly affected by settlement and mobility patterns. COVID-19 has acted as a significant disruptor to patterns of Indigenous mobility.