‘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 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: