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.
Planning for a two tenure Australia
Australia is shifting to a two-tenure housing system where more people rent. This project will help governments and stakeholders to manage this shift – mapping the current and future tenure landscape, understanding rapidly changing preferences, providing a policy guide, and estimating costs and benefits of action and inaction.
Predicting risk to inform housing policy and practice
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.
Specialist Disability Accommodation in the social housing sector: policy and practice
Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) is one support program provided by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for Australians with extreme functional impairment or very high support needs to access specialist housing solutions.
The changing geography of homelessness in Australia (2001-2021) and its structural drivers
This project will address the overarching policy question: What structural factors are important in driving short and longer-term changes in the incidence and geography of homelessness over the period 2001–2021? To what extent is the location of specialist homelessness services and affordable rental housing adequate to respond to this changing geography?
The new normal: changed patterns of dwelling demand and supply
COVID-19 has disrupted housing markets, delivering market outcomes no-one previously predicted. Recent dwelling price, rent increases and incentive driven housing supply growth have changed housing markets resulting in 1 in 5 households changing their housing aspirations as a result of the pandemic.