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 project will explore the opportunity of using a filtering process by transferring vacated housing from one income group to the next lower income group (a market driven mechanism) to expand the supply of affordable rental housing that are affordable to low- and moderate-income households.
The project will provide a much-needed and timely update to previous AHURI research that modelled factors shaping residential landlord behaviour between the period of 2001-2006. Since then, the housing market has been subject to landscape-changing shocks – in particular the global financial crisis (2008-2009) and the global C
This project aims to investigate how lived experience participation can inform housing and homelessness policy and service design. The involvement of people with lived experience (PWLE) is gaining traction in areas like mental health, disability, alcohol and other drugs and healthcare. While there is interest in, and some exploration of, lived experience perspectives emerging in housing and homelessness, the field remains relatively unexplored and more importantly, policy and practice frameworks are yet to be developed and tested.
Australia is shifting to a two-tenure housing system where more people rent. This project will help governments and stakeholders to manage this shift – mapping the current and future tenure landscape, understanding rapidly changing preferences, providing a policy guide, and estimating costs and benefits of action and inaction.
Existing forecasts of housing assistance are based on expressed demand coupled with population forecasting that do not take account of the complex interactions that cause households to seek housing assistance.