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 Inquiry considered the case for social housing as infrastructure and examined different approaches to its investment.
This research investigated how business case frameworks for major transport infrastructure projects might be applied to assessments of social housing as infrastructure, including approaches to cost-benefit analysis (CBA).
This research aims to develop a persuasive, robust and credible case for social housing to be treated as a form of essential infrastructure, in order to create a viable basis for greater investment in the social housing system. The research also challenges assumptions about who social housing should be for and why.
This research informs the development of an investment pathway from the perspective of needs-based social infrastructure.
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