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.
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.
Retirement villages provide age-specific housing to five per cent of older Australians (10% of over-75s), and there is considerable potential for growth. Barriers to further expansion include affordability and concerns about the fairness and clarity of contracts.
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.
Public housing renewal and the growing importance of matching stock to tenant needs is accelerating relocation. Increasing public scrutiny of tenant displacement indicates a need to better understand how the diversity of tenant relocation policies are practiced and how tenant outcomes can be improved.