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Chris Martin

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  1. The construction of social housing pathways across Australia

    Author(s): Abigail Powell; Ariella Meltzer; Chris Martin; Wendy Stone; Edgar Liu; Kathleen Flanagan; Kristy Muir; Selina Tually

    Description: This report examines the role of policy in shaping social housing pathways (i.e. the changing experience of housing by tenants and their households over time and space) through a review of current social housing operational policies. It considers application processes, eligibility criteria, rent, use of premises, tenant-initiated transfers, portfolio management and tenancy management by landlords.

    Type: research

    Powell, A., Meltzer, A., Martin, C., Stone, W., Liu, E., Flanagan, K., Muir, K. and Tually, S. (2019) The construction of social housing pathways across Australia, AHURI Final Report No. 316, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/316

  2. Social housing as infrastructure: rationale, prioritisation and investment pathway

    Author(s): Julie Lawson; Todd Denham; Jago Dodson; Kathleen Flanagan; Keith Jacobs; Chris Martin; Ryan van den Nouwelant; Hal Pawson; Laurence Troy

    Description: Considering social housing as infrastructure may improve investment in the sector, as well as increase transparency and efficiency in project appraisal and funding prioritisation. It explored different methods of calculating the benefits of social housing relative to cost, including the savings that might accrue in other areas of government expenditure. The research also modelled ways to best finance and fund social housing, revealing that a capital investment strategy supplemented by efficient financing is substantially more cost-effective than a commercially financed model reliant on an operating subsidy.

    Type: research

    Lawson, J., Denham, T., Dodson, D., Flanagan, K., Jacobs, K., Martin, C., Van den Nouwelant, R., Pawson, H. and Troy, L. (2019) Social housing as infrastructure: rationale, prioritisation and investment pathway, AHURI Final Report No. 315, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/315

  3. Social housing legal responses to crime and anti-social behaviour: impacts on vulnerable families

    Author(s): Chris Martin; Daphne Habibis; Lucinda Burns; Hal Pawson

    Description: This research reviewed social housing tenancies law and policies in five jurisdictions, and national policy principles and frameworks relating to four types of vulnerable people: women affected by domestic violence; children; Indigenous persons; and people affected by alcohol and other drugs. Social housing policy in Australia targets assistance to households with low incomes and complex support needs and seeks to give social landlords a role in relation to crime and noncriminal anti-social behaviour.

    Type: research

    Martin, C., Habibis, D., Burns, L. and Pawson, H. (2019) Social housing legal responses to crime and anti-social behaviour: impacts on vulnerable families, AHURI Final Report No. 314, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/314

  4. A conceptual analysis of social housing as infrastructure

    Author(s): Kathleen Flanagan; Chris Martin; Keith Jacobs; Julie Lawson

    Description: This study into the role of social housing as essential infrastructure assessed evaluation tools and techniques needed to enable investment by government. Cost-benefit analyses and business case preparation provide a means to quantify productivity, while the broader range of societal outcomes also needs to be considered.

    Type: research

    Flanagan, K., Martin, C., Jacobs, K. and Lawson, J. (2019) A conceptual analysis of social housing as infrastructure, AHURI Final Report No. 309, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/309

  5. Technological disruption in private housing markets: the case of Airbnb

    Author(s): Laura Crommelin; Laurence Troy; Chris Martin; Sharon Parkinson

    Description: This study looks at how short term letting (STL) platforms like Airbnb, HomeAway and Booking.com are reshaping housing opportunity in private markets. It analysed Airbnb listing data from Sydney and Melbourne to reveal insights into the extent STL is contributing to housing affordability issues and to highlight the most effective responses available to regulators.

    Type: research

    Crommelin, L., Troy, L., Martin, C. and Parkinson, S. (2018) Technological disruption in private housing markets: the case of Airbnb, AHURI Final Report No. 305, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/305

  6. Inquiry into the future of the private rental sector

    Author(s): Kath Hulse; Sharon Parkinson; Chris Martin

    Description: This study investigated the Australian private rental sector (PRS) focusing on institutional change, including formal rules (policies and regulation); organisations and structures; and informal rules (social norms and practices). It also reviewed the PRS in ten countries: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.

    Type: research

    Hulse, K., Parkinson, S. and Martin, C. (2018) Inquiry into the future of the private rental sector, AHURI Final Report No. 303, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/303

  7. 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

  8. The changing institutions of private rental housing: an international review

    Author(s): Chris Martin; Kath Hulse; Hal Pawson

    Description: This study investigated the private rental sector policy settings and institutions relevant to Australia in 10 countries in Australasia, Europe and North America, with a detailed review of the sectors in Germany, Ireland, the United Kingdom and United States. The research investigated the international experience of housing and impact of broader economic systems, financial settings, landlord and tenancy structures and regulation in the reference countries.

    Type: research

    Martin, C., Hulse, K. and Pawson, H. with Hayden, A., Kofner, S., Schwartz, A. and Stephens, M. (2018) The changing institutions of private rental housing: an international review, AHURI Final Report No. 292, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/292

  9. Developing the scale and capacity of Australia's affordable housing industry

    Author(s): Vivienne Milligan; Hal Pawson; Rhonda Phillips; Chris Martin

    Description: This study investigated the capacity constraints affecting Australia’s affordable housing industry, which is critical to addressing the housing needs of low-income Australians. Industry stability and growth relies on government policy continuity and directional clarity; subsidies being adequate, appropriate and assured; and the potential contribution of specialist institutions such as a financial intermediary to access to low-cost funds to support key industry requirements.

    Type: research

    Milligan, V., Pawson, H., Phillips, R. and Martin, C. with Elton Consulting (2017) Developing the scale and capacity of Australia's affordable housing industry, AHURI Final Report No. 278, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/278

  10. Recent housing transfer experience in Australia: implications for affordable housing industry development

    Author(s): Hal Pawson; Chris Martin; Kathleen Flanagan; Rhonda Phillips

    Description: Focusing primarily on public housing transfers in Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania, this Inquiry analysed the associated processes and frameworks to reveal the lessons learned. The case studies reveal aspects of transfer practices such as capturing Rent Assistance-enhanced revenues; the transfer of ‘management’ rather than freehold title; and the absence of a role for tenants. Financial modelling indicated that management transfers, where community housing providers are assured of cash flow from rents, may be a viable means for addressing moderate maintenance backlogs, enhancing community development and modestly expanding affordable housing portfolios.

    Type: research

    Pawson, H., Martin, C., Flanagan, K. and Phillips, R. (2016) Recent housing transfer experience in Australia: implications for affordable housing industry development, AHURI Final Report No. 273, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/273