AHURI NEWS AND MEDIA

COVID-19 news and updates

In the months ahead, AHURI will keep you informed on the government and sector responses to COVID-19 that impact housing, homelessness and cities policy.

On this page, you will find recent news items and policy briefs covering COVID-19 in Australia.  You can also receive these items through the AHURI email newsletter.

COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19

14 Apr 2020

Australian state, territory, and national COVID-19 resources for housing, homelessness and cities.

Pathways to Regional Recovery from COVID-19

AHURI News

4 Oct 2020

This paper outlines interim findings from research on regional housing and household experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.

AHURI to host COVID-19 international housing policy exchange

AHURI News

9 Sep 2020

AHURI has formed a collaboration with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to convene an international housing policy exchange in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Examining the role of social housing landlords

AHURI Brief

22 Jul 2020

What are the responsibilities of landlords regarding tenant wellbeing?

COVID-19 mortgage stress creating uncertain housing futures

AHURI Brief

30 Jun 2020

Pandemic recession leaves households in mortgage stress and socio-economic hardship.

Did falling house prices during the GFC lead to more home buyers?

AHURI Brief

24 Jun 2020

Drawing conclusions from the last financial crisis to predict the impacts of the current one.

COVID-19 reshaping Australian migration in Australia’s cities

AHURI Brief

10 Jun 2020

Measuring the effects of reduced migration caused by the pandemic.

Will COVID-19 change the way we travel to and from work?

AHURI Brief

10 Jun 2020

As restrictions ease, how will we keep a safe distance from each other when commuting to our place of work?

Australian Government announces Homebuilder stimulus program

AHURI News

10 Jun 2020

The Australian Government has announced the HomeBuilder program as a way to increase residential housing supply and lift the construction market by encouraging the commencement of new home builds and renovations in 2020.

AHURI announces eight COVID-19 research projects to inform housing policy response to pandemic

AHURI News

26 May 2020

The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) is pleased to announce the COVID-19 Research Agenda — eight priority research projects that will help governments at all levels make the best housing policy decisions during and following the coronavirus pandemic.

Pandemic teaches longer term lessons in city living

AHURI Brief

26 May 2020

Examining the potential severity of long term impacts in city living due to the coronavirus in Australia

What has COVID-19 revealed about the liveability of our homes and neighbourhoods?

AHURI Brief

12 May 2020

Exploring how the COVID-19 pandemic is revealing just how liveable, or otherwise, our homes and cities actually are.

Why building housing infrastructure after the pandemic can benefit Australia

AHURI Brief

6 May 2020

Exploring ways of stimulating the economy in the near future to increase jobs and spending by investing in housing construction.

AHURI announces the rapid response COVID-19 Research Agenda

AHURI News

5 May 2020

AHURI has launched the COVID-19 Research Agenda with our partner universities to further build and support housing and urban policy in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Has the impact of COVID-19 on cities and housing affected the incidence of family violence?

AHURI Brief

5 May 2020

Examining local and international spikes in DFV cases or anticipated challenges as well as some of the policy responses to-date.

Unpacking the challenges in the rental market during COVID-19

AHURI Brief

22 Apr 2020

Examining the policy options and challenges for the rental market during the COVID-19 pandemic.

What is at stake for people experiencing homelessness during the coronavirus pandemic?

AHURI Brief

8 Apr 2020

Examining the particular challenges and policy responses for the homeless.

How is the coronavirus pandemic affecting housing policy in Australia?

AHURI Brief

1 Apr 2020

A look at government and sector responses to Covid-19 that impact housing, homelessness and cities policy.

Update on AHURI activities in response to COVID-19

AHURI News

18 Mar 2020

An update on continuing our research publishing and engagement program for the foreseeable future.

Update on AHURI conferences in response to COVID-19

AHURI News

13 Mar 2020

A message from our Executive Director on AHURI conferences in response to COVID-19.