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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.

Better futures: supported accommodation for unaccompanied children and young people

Current research suggests that supported accommodation targeting unaccompanied children and young people with complex needs are policy and practice gaps in Australia. Further, there is a gap in supported accommodation models for young people 16–24 with complex needs, and, in particular, those who are not engaged in employment, education or training and who struggle to exit crisis accommodation.

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Demystifying the rental vacancy rate measure: a critical review and policy implications

Rental vacancy rates are commonly cited in Australia and internationally as a key measure of housing market performance. In real estate economics there is a well-established inverse relationship between rental growth rates and rental vacancy rates across property sub-sectors, including residential, office, industrial and retail property asset classes. Rents and rental vacancy rates variations impact the expected profitability of new construction, future supply of rental housing and affiliated services. 

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Housing temporary migrants: investigating challenges and policy opportunities

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.

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Published Housing Research

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Cities Research Program

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