Research in progress

Housing and disability

AHURI research projects

Housing and Indigenous disability: lived experiences of housing and community infrastructure

The project will examine access to appropriate housing, the condition and location of housing and the availability and suitability of housing modifications and community infrastructure for Indigenous people with a disability living in the stage one NDIS areas. It will cover sites in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales. The study will provide baseline data and policy implications for housing authorities relevant to the implementation of the NDIS including funding and allocation for housing and housing modification.

The housing careers of disability support pension recipients

This project will identify the housing circumstances of disability support pension (DSP) recipients and identify the factors that facilitate and constrain their access to housing security. It will provide a baseline for tracking changes in the housing circumstances of individuals who receive the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

  • Final report to be published: Q2 2017
  • Project leader: Brendan Churchill
  • Research centre: AHURI—University of Tasmania
  • Project number: 41068
  • Funding year: 2015