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Report 7th July 2022

Assisting first homebuyers: an international policy review

Hal Pawson, Chris Martin, Julie Lawson, Stephen Whelan, Fatemeh Aminpour

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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Report 8th April 2022

Australia’s COVID-19 pandemic housing policy responses

Chris Leishman, Fatemeh Aminpour, Emma Baker, Andrew Beer, Adam Crowe, Zoë Goodall, Ella Horton, Keith Jacobs, Laurence Lester, Sofia Torchia, Duncan Maclennan, Chris Martin, Meredith Nash, Hal Pawson, Steven Rowley, Wendy Stone, Rachel Ong ViforJ

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.

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Report 4th December 2020

Rental Insights: A COVID-19 Collection

Emma Baker, Lyrian Daniels, Hal Pawson, Michelle Baddeley, Akshay Vij, Mark Stephens, Peter Phibbs, Amy Clair, Andrew Beer, Emma Power, Rebecca Bentley, Carol T. Kulik, Ruchi Sinha, Wendy Stone, Joel Dignam, Kerry London, Steven Rowley, Kath Hulse, Christian A. Nygaard, Heather Holst, Chris Leishman, Dallas Rogers, Keith Jacobs, Andrew Beer, Rebecca Bentley

This Collection offers insights from twenty of Australia’s leader academics and thinkers into the survey results of 15,000 Australian rental households.

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Report 29th October 2020

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

Rachel Ong, Hal Pawson, Ranjodh Singh, Chris Martin

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. 

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Report 23rd July 2020

‘A pathway to where?’ Inquiry into understanding and reimagining social housing pathways

Kristy Muir, Abigail Powell, Kathleen Flanagan, Wendy Stone, Selina Tually, Debbie Faulkner, Chris Hartley, Hal Pawson

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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