Successful 2019 National Housing Research Program commences
Research funded by the 2019 National Housing Research Program
28 May 2019
Research is underway for the suite of projects funded by AHURI as part of the 2019 National Housing Research Program (NHRP).
The research will be undertaken by collaborative teams from AHURI’s eight national university research partners.
The successful projects include two Inquiries:
- Inquiry into population growth, migration and agglomeration – which will develop a comprehensive evidence-base on the complex but important interplays between productivity, housing costs, migration and the benefits/problems of agglomeration; and
- Inquiry into enhancing the coordination of housing supports for individuals leaving institutional settings – which will identify customised, integrated and coordinated housing support approaches for individuals leaving institutional settings.
The 2019 NHRP also includes 12 stand-alone research projects:
- Demand side assistance in Australia’s rental housing market: exploring reform options – which examines cost-effective ways to reform demand-side housing assistance so as to improve affordability, security and choice by low-income renters.
- Improving outcomes for apartment residents and neighbourhoods – which will examine the design, delivery and management of apartments and higher-density neighbourhoods, and identify opportunities for shifts in policy and practice to support improvements to the wellbeing, community and affordability outcomes of lower-income apartment residents.
- Public housing as a social landlord: challenges and solutions – which will develop practical guidance for policy and practice for state housing authorities that are grappling with complex tenancy management and support challenges as their role evolves into that of a social landlord.
- Warm, cool and energy-affordable housing solutions for low-income renters: An Investigative Panel – which provides essential evidence on the vulnerability of public and private tenants to energy hardship.
- Ageing well in public housing – which examines the challenges and possibilities for state governments in supporting older tenants in public housing.
- “What works” to sustain Indigenous tenancies in Australia – which aims to understand ‘what works’ for securing successful housing outcomes for Indigenous Australians.
- Impacts of new and emerging Assistive Technologies for ageing and disabled housing – which focuses on the social and economic benefits and opportunities of AT potentially supporting independent living using cost analysis, economic modelling, a survey and case studies in South Australia, Tasmania and New South Wales.
- Urban Indigenous homelessness: much more than housing – which reviews policy, practice and service delivery in relation to Indigenous homelessness in urban settings.
- Housing and housing assistance pathways with companion animals: risks, costs, benefits and opportunities – which will look at international and Australian practice and examine policy treatment of companion animals, both as pets and assistance animals across housing tenures and sectors.
- Evaluation and learning in public housing urban renewal – which will examine public housing estates which have undergone renewal to understand how estate renewal has affected social, economic, and housing market indicators.
- Urban regulation and diverse housing supply: An Investigative Panel – which will examine how urban regulation may constrain or enable emerging models for diverse housing supply, in order to support innovative housing structures and tenures.
- Using ‘real-time’ data to understand housing insecurity – which will use the newly-available real-time DOMINO dataset to investigate socio-economic relationships between housing, labour and welfare markets.
For more details of the 2019 NHRP projects please visit the Research in progress page of the AHURI website.