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.
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.
In Australia, new or renewed subsidised housing stock is reliant on leveraging market values of public land assets through tenure diversification. While mixed tenure (MT) policies have become a tool for increasing affordable and social housing, land-value models have led to an uneven distribution of housing projects.
Despite national and international evidence suggesting the lifetime significance of gender as a key determinant in housing outcomes and housing assistance recipiency, no comprehensive approach to understanding gender and its role in housing currently exists in Australia, nor internationally.
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.
The project aims to assess key measures of overcrowding used in Australia. Current measures rely on physical density (number of occupants) and impose untested assumptions regarding the thresholds at which dwellings are considered to be overcrowded.