AHURI's 2018 research Inquiries to examine major policy issues

Three new research Inquiries and eight research projects announced

2 May 2018

AHURI has announced the three Inquiries and a further eight research projects successfully funded in the 2018 National Housing Research Program (NHRP).

‘We’re very excited by the quality and scope of the new NHRP projects,’ says Dr Michael Fotheringham, Executive Director of AHURI. ‘Congratulations to the successful research teams. They have so much to offer in helping Australian governments and policy makers deliver effective and efficient solutions to housing and homelessness concerns.’

The three funded Inquiries are:

The Inquiry into understanding and reimagining social housing pathways will be led by Professor Kristy Muir at the University of New South Wales. This Inquiry will better understand the drivers of social housing pathways and inform effective services, supports and policies.

The Inquiry into an effective homelessness services system will be led by Dr Angela Spinney at Swinburne University. This Inquiry will deliver a detailed evidence base and policy recommendations for reconfiguring the Australian homelessness services system in order to strategically and systematically support the prevention and minimisation of homelessness for people of all ages.

The Inquiry into urban productivity and affordable rental housing supply will be led by Professor Nicole Gurran at the University of Sydney. Charting a national geography of rental affordability and economic access, the Inquiry will provide new data on the distribution of affordable private rental accommodation, and examines how strategic city deals and smart city interventions might lift housing choice and boost productivity in urban and regional Australia.

In addition, a further eight research projects are being funded:

To find out more about the Inquiries or AHURI research projects, please visit the research in progress page.