Housing research themes
Explore our research library, by theme
AHURI's library of research reports can be browsed under our 12 key research themes. The research draws on the extensive capabilities of our network of university partners to deliver accurate and insightful reports into key policy and practice issues.
You can view the AHURI research catalogue by exploring each of the following key themes
Building design and performance
Quality, efficiency and sustainability of housing; housing and health; regulation of building standards
Trends in home ownership and the drivers of those trends; aspirations and opportunities for home ownership; and policy interventions to support home ownership.
The nature and causes of homelessness and the effectiveness (and cost-effectiveness) of homelessness policies and programs.
Housing assistance and policy
Forms of government housing assistance and social policy; poverty traps and unemployment traps; and concepts like social exclusion/inclusion.
Non shelter outcomes
The importance of housing in providing more than just shelter – the health impacts of housing, and wider benefits including education and economic participation, social connectedness and crime reduction.
Housing in urban policy
Urban planning's impact on the cost of housing; mechanisms for improving the supply of affordable housing; environmental and social sustainability of urban areas
House prices and affordability; methods of funding affordable housing for lower income households; relationships between housing markets, urban productivity and labour markets; housing availability
Housing and homeless issues for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, including culturally-appropriate design; achieving sustainable tenancies and home ownership; and the nature of mobility and its relationship to homelessness.
Land use and development
The rezoning, development and use of land as a means of accommodating the dynamic population of cities.
Population dynamics in cities related to factors including economic opportunity, migration policy, changing demographic characteristics and patterns of household formation.
Profile and experiences of private rental tenants; private rental investor motivations and risk-assessment practices; effectiveness of government policies that seek to address affordability problems in the private rental market.
Social and affordable housing
Methods to increase the supply of, and effectiveness of, public, community, other not-for-profit and for-profit housing; affordable rental and home ownership for lower income households.