Understanding and reimagining social housing pathways

How can social housing pathways be reimagined for more effective services, supports and policies?

This inquiry aims to untangle, better understand and reimagine social housing pathways. Using systems thinking and drawing on national and international evidence and new empirical data, the project will help in understanding the drivers of social housing pathways and inform effective services, supports and policies.

The construction of social housing pathways in Australia

This project aims to understand how social housing pathways are constructed within and across jurisdictions in Australia. Drawing on systems thinking, a policy review, existing literature and interviews with policy stakeholders, it will map and examine formal pathways into, within and out of social housing.

Led by: Abigail Powell

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Understanding the evidence of social housing pathways and assistance

This project uses longitudinal administrative and survey data to (i) develop a contemporary evidence base and typology of pathways into, within and out of social housing, (ii) examine pathways across housing assistance types (rent assistance, public housing, community housing), and (iii) identify barriers/enabling factors in pathways of key policy groups.

Led by: Wendy Stone

Understanding the experience of social housing pathways

This project describes the experiences of tenants moving into, within and out of the social housing system, especially those for whom transition is both possible and potentially problematic. It examines how transitions work for providers and delivers findings that will inform policy development to support more sustainable and successful transitions.

Led by: Kathleen Flanagan

  • Project leader: Kristy Muir
  • Research centre: University of New South Wales
  • Project number: 71180