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.
Measuring housing affordability: scoping the real costs of housing
Housing affordability is largely understood as the relationship between direct housing costs (mortgage and rent payments) and household income. It is tied to the principle that households should have access to an adequate standard of housing without the cost burden impacting on household wellbeing.
Measuring neighbourhood change through residential mobility and employment
The project will use 2011 and 2016 ABS census internal migration and journey-to-work data to compute indices of neighbourhood change.
Modelling a filtering process in expanding affordable rental supply
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.
Modelling landlord behaviour and its impact on rental affordability: insights across two decades
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
Nothing about us, without us: Lived experience participation in housing and homelessness
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.