This research reviewed first homebuyer (FHB) assistance programs in Australia and seven comparator countries: Canada, Finland, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Singapore and the UK. It considered to what degree such assistance are effective in expanding access to home ownership to those whose entry would be otherwise delayed or impossible, or in making more affordable and less risky the cost of home ownership.
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This research reviewed Australia’s COVID-19 housing policy responses to better understand their intervention approach, underlying logic, short and long term goals, target groups and level of success.
This research examines possible cost-effective reforms of Commonwealth Rent Assistance (CRA) that could improve housing outcomes for low-income renters. CRA is payable to households who qualify for specified social security payments and are renting from private landlords, community housing providers or Indigenous housing organisations, and are paying more than a minimum rent threshold.
This research seeks to understand how social housing pathways are conceptualised and constructed by operational housing policies in Australia; who is moving into and out of social housing; and what is the lived experience of people who have moved into, within or out of social housing. Social housing pathways are not linear and may refer to changes in tenure, household form, experiences and attachment.
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