Understanding opportunities for social impact investment in the development of affordable housing

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Author(s): Andrea Sharam; Michael Moran; Chris Mason; Wendy Stone; Suzanne Findlay
Description: This research examined social impact investment (SII) in social and affordable housing in Australia. It considered US and UK models, together with interviews with government experts, social impact investors and not-for-profit housing providers, to inform the analysis. In Australia, the funding gap between tenants’ capacity to pay and the cost of providing housing is the most significant barrier to SII.
Citation: Sharam, A., Moran, M., Mason, C. Stone, W. and Findlay, S. (2018) Understanding opportunities for social impact investment in the development of affordable housing, AHURI Final Report No. 294, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/294, doi:10.18408/ahuri-5310202.
DOI: doi:10.18408/ahuri-5310202
Date published: 22 Feb 2018
Publication type: Final Report 294
Project title: Understanding opportunities for social impact investment in the development of affordable housing (Project number: 53102)
Inquiry title: Social impact investment for housing and homelessness outcomes (Inquiry number: 71100)
Inquiry reports: Inquiry into social impact investment for housing and homelessness outcomes (Final Report)
The opportunities, risks and possibilities of social impact investment for housing and homelessness (Final Report)
Supporting vulnerable households to achieve their housing goals: the role of impact investment (Final Report)
Published by: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited
ISSN: 1834-7223
ISBN: 978-1-925334-56-2
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