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.
Existing forecasts of housing assistance are based on expressed demand coupled with population forecasting that do not take account of the complex interactions that cause households to seek housing assistance.
This project develops a roadmap for scaling up private sector involvement in delivering social and affordable housing through private involvement and investment. Informed by new evidence on emerging models and markets, the project will define replicable strategies for increasing affordable supply and industry capacity.
State housing authorities (SHAs) are increasingly required to take on the role of a ‘social landlord’, providing housing for tenants with complex and multiple support needs as the landlord of ‘last resort’ while also having to maintain efficient and effective asset and tenancy management.
More than 40 per cent of Australian households are directly affected by the regulation of residential tenancies, including 26 per cent who are tenants living in private rental housing, and 14 per cent who are landlords for whom it is a major investment
This project provides the data and evidence needed to track the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on tenants into 2022 and beyond, enabling informed and timely responses by governments, industry and the community sector.