AHURI INQUIRY

Housing aspirations and constraints for lower income Australians

What are the impacts of housing constraints for lower income Australians, and how can innovative housing solutions support their shelter and non-shelter aspirations?

The AHURI Inquiry will explore the housing constraints facing diverse populations of lower income Australians and to establish how existing and innovative housing solutions can support their shelter and non-shelter aspirations across the life-course from young adulthood to later-life.

The Inquiry panel members will be announced soon.

Young Australians and the housing aspirations gap

This research will investigate the short, medium and long-term shelter and non-shelter aspirations and trade-offs of lower income young adults aged 18–34 years. It will provide policy-makers with an evidence base for policy innovation needed to close an emerging housing aspirations gap and build capacity in moving households towards independence.

Led by: Sharon Parkinson
Project status: Underway
Final Report to be published: Q3 2018

Mid-life Australians and the housing aspirations gap

This project will deliver a comprehensive account of the diverse housing circumstances of Australians at mid-life (35–54); elicit their housing aspirations and trade-offs; examine housing challenges and enablers; and ‘market test’ future housing possibilities including among vulnerable populations, to inform optimal policy development, via an integrated suite of innovative mixed-method analyses.

Led by: Wendy Stone
Project status: Underway
Final Report to be published: Q3 2018

Older Australians and the housing aspirations gap

This research will investigate the short, medium and long-term shelter and non-shelter aspirations and trade-offs of later-life Australians aged 55+. It will provide policy-makers with an evidence base for policy innovation needed to deliver the housing and housing assistance required to meet the diverse aspirations of later-life Australian

Led by: Amity James
Project status: Underway
Final Report to be published: Q3 2018