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Amity James

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  1. Young Australians and the housing aspirations gap

    Author(s): Sharon Parkinson; Steven Rowley; Wendy Stone; Amity James; Angela Spinney; Margaret Reynolds

    Description: This research investigated the short and longer term housing aspirations and the housing aspirations gap among ‘emerging adults’ aged 18–24 years and ‘early adults’ aged 25–34 years in order to better understand how their aspirations are linked to a ‘broader life project’ across areas such as education, employment and family formation.

    Type: research

    Parkinson, S., Rowley, S., Stone, W., James, A., Spinney, A., Reynolds, M. (2019) Young Australians and the housing aspirations gap, AHURI Final Report No. 318, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/318

  2. Older Australians and the housing aspirations gap

    Author(s): Amity James; Steven Rowley; Wendy Stone; Sharon Parkinson; Angela Spinney; Margaret Reynolds

    Description: This research examined the housing aspirations of older Australians (i.e. aged 55 years and over), including home owners and renters in the private market and in social housing, to provide the evidence-base for policies needed to deliver their required housing and housing assistance.

    Type: research

    James, A., Rowley, S., Stone, W., Parkinson, S. Spinney, A. and Reynolds, M. (2019) Older Australians and the housing aspirations gap, AHURI Final Report No. 317, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/317

  3. Navigating a changing private rental sector: opportunities and challenges for low-income renters

    Author(s): Sharon Parkinson; Amity James; Edgar Liu

    Description: This study investigated how low-income renters navigate the private rental sector (PRS) via three core pathways: the formal (via traditional or mainstream real estate agent intermediaries), informal (direct to rooms and dwellings privately managed by landlords and sub-landlords) and supported pathways (via community housing agencies). It provides practitioners and policy makers with an evidence base on changing practices and ways forward in shaping equitable PRS institutions.

    Type: research

    Parkinson, S., James, A. and Liu, E. (2018) Navigating a changing private rental sector: opportunities and challenges for low-income renters, AHURI Final Report No. 302, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/302

  4. Inquiry into increasing affordable housing supply: Evidence-based principles and strategies for Australian policy and practice

    Author(s): Nicole Gurran; Steven Rowley; Vivienne Milligan; Bill Randolph; Peter Phibbs; Catherine Gilbert; Amity James; Laurence Troy; Ryan van den Nouwelant

    Description: This study examined the range of strategies and initiatives governments have used to leverage affordable housing supply across the continuum of housing needs (i.e. from social housing to affordable rental and home ownership) in a constrained funding and increasingly market driven context across a range of different jurisdictions and markets.

    Type: research

    Gurran, N., Rowley, S., Milligan, V., Randolph, B., Phibbs, P., Gilbert, C., James, A., Troy, L. and van den Nouwelant, R. (2018) Inquiry into increasing affordable housing supply: Evidence-based principles and strategies for Australian policy and practice, AHURI Final Report No. 300, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/300

  5. Supporting affordable housing supply: inclusionary planning in new and renewing communities

    Author(s): Nicole Gurran; Catherine Gilbert; Kenneth Gibb; Ryan van den Nouwelant; Amity James; Peter Phibbs

    Description: This study examined how planning mechanisms support affordable housing supply in Australia and overseas. In England 43 per cent of affordable housing built in 2015–16 (12,866 units) were delivered due to inclusionary planning requirements, while more than 500 cities in the United States have inclusionary zoning or impact fee requirements to supply affordable housing. In Australia planning systems can support affordable housing supply, but additional funding or subsidy is usually required to produce homes affordable to those on low and very low incomes.

    Type: research

    Gurran, N., Gilbert, C., Gibb, K., van den Nouwelant, R., James, A. and Phibbs, P. (2018) Supporting affordable housing supply: inclusionary planning in new and renewing communities, AHURI Final Report No. 297, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/297

  6. Private rental in transition: institutional change, technology and innovation in Australia

    Author(s): Kath Hulse; Chris Martin; Amity James; Wendy Stone

    Description: This study is a comprehensive analysis of the Australian private rental sector and its institutions. It explores the interplay between regulation; organisations and structures; and social norms and practices of prevailing policies. It also explores the impact of innovation and digital technology.

    Type: research

    Hulse, K., Martin, C., James, A. and Stone, W. (2018) Private rental in transition: institutional change, technology and innovation in Australia, AHURI Final Report No. 296, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/296

  7. Government led innovations in affordable housing delivery

    Author(s): Steven Rowley; Amity James; Peter Phibbs; Ryan van den Nouwelant; Laurence Troy

    Description: This project examined state government-led innovations in affordable housing through analysis of two state-level strategies and two state-level programs. The research shows effective strategies and programs rely on strong political leadership; adopt a whole-of-housing industry approach to consultation and implementation; communicate objectives effectively to all stakeholders; are resilient to changes of government; and are best run from a central agency with a flexible organisational structure that can respond quickly to opportunities.

    Type: research

    Rowley, S., James, A., Phibbs, P., Nouwelant, R. and Troy, L. (2017) Government led innovations in affordable housing delivery, AHURI Final Report No. 289, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/289

  8. Subsidised affordable rental housing: lessons from Australia and overseas

    Author(s): Steven Rowley; Amity James; Catherine Gilbert; Nicole Gurran; Rachel Ong; Peter Phibbs; David Rosen; Christine Whitehead

    Description: This research evaluated the effectiveness of the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) in comparison with comparable international programs. The design and funding of a new scheme to deliver the supply of affordable rental housing was recommended.

    Type: research

    Rowley, S., James, A., Gilbert, C., Gurran, N., Ong, R., Phibbs, P., Rosen, D. and Whitehead, C. (2016) Subsidised affordable rental housing: lessons from Australia and overseas, AHURI Final Report No. 267, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/267

  9. Accessing and sustaining private rental tenancies: critical life events, housing shocks and insurances

    Author(s): Wendy Stone; Andrea Sharam; Ilan Wiesel; Liss Ralston; Sanna Markkanen; Amity James

    Description: This report presents findings from an AHURI study on sustaining private rental tenancies. The study looked at whether targeted or integrated housing support for low to moderate-income private rental tenants at key transition points was likely to enhance their capacity to sustain tenancies and deter entry or re-entry to social housing or homelessness.

    Type: research

    Stone, W., Sharam, A., Wiesel, I., Ralston, L., Markkanen, S., James, A. (2015) Accessing and sustaining private rental tenancies: critical life events, housing shocks and insurances, AHURI Final Report No. 259, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/259

  10. What can we learn from householder and service provider experiences of forced exits from private rental?

    Author(s): Patricia Short,; Cameron Parsell; Rhonda Phillips; Nicola Seage; Amity James

    Description: This bulletin provides details of the key findings and policy implications from the completed AHURI research project Bridging the divide: the experiences of low-income households excluded from the private rental sector in Australia.

    Type: Other

    Short, P., Parsell, C., Phillips, R., Seage, N. and James, A. (2015) What can we learn from householder and service provider experiences of forced exits from private rental?, AHURI Research and Policy Bulletin No. 188, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/research-and-policy-bulletins/188