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.
Homeless prevention requires an understanding of the population at-risk of homelessness, yet relatively little is known about those at-risk in Australia. The spatial distribution of those at-risk is likely to vary at local levels, as are the factors generating risk and the characteristics of those affected.
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.
Australia’s social housing sector remains under significant pressure with demand for social housing properties increasing, long wait lists and requirement to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse tenant population.