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.
A national roadmap for improving the building quality of Australian housing stock
Poor quality housing is swiftly coming to the fore of discussion in the Australian popular media, nongovernment organisation (NGO) advocacy programs and political messaging. Largely missing from this discussion, however, is sustained and productive debate on options for policy action.
Building and retaining an effective homelessness sector workforce
The homelessness sector is challenged by the attraction, retention, and development of an effective workforce. Workforce challenges have been linked to factors including the high proportion of fixed term contracts compared to other community service organisations, lower remuneration, difficult working conditions and deficits in training.
Changes in supply/demand for affordable housing in the private rental sector, 2016–2021
To access affordable housing, lower-income households rely on private rental sector (PRS) policy settings that facilitate a supply of rental housing which is affordable, available, adequate and in the right locations.
Crisis accommodation in Australia: now and for the future
Crisis accommodation is an established part of the specialist homelessness services (SHS) system in Australia.
Disruption in regional housing: Policy responses for more resilient markets
This project will map the actions governments can best take to ensure Australia’s regional housing markets can respond to the short, medium and long-term disruptions that affect them now and into the foreseeable future.