AHURI RESEARCH IN PROGRESS

Demand side assistance in Australia’s rental housing market: exploring reform options

Rachel Ong, Curtin University

This project examines cost-effective ways to reform demand-side housing assistance so as to improve affordability, security and choice by low-income renters. The analysis will shed light on each reform’s distributional outcomes, targeting accuracy, as well as impact on government budgets, market rents and households’ movements across the housing continuum.