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  1. Rental Insights: A COVID-19 Collection

    Author(s): 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

    Description: This Collection offers insights from twenty of Australia’s leader academics and thinkers into the survey results of 15,000 Australian rental households. The Collection draws on data from The Australian Rental Housing Conditions Dataset funded by the Australian Research Council in partnership with six Australian universities as well an additional AHURI funded COVID-19 module.

    Type: research

    Baker, E., Daniels, L. (Eds.) (2020) Rental Insights: A COVID-19 Collection, AHURI No. , The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/research-papers/rental-insights-a-covid-19-collection

  2. Enhancing the Design Quality of Purpose-Built Student Accommodation

    Author(s): Christopher Ziguras; Tom Alves; Sam Miles

    Description: The purpose of this research is to identify approaches that assist in ensuring that high-quality built outcomes are achieved in the purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) sector. Design quality in PBSA will support the experience of students living and studying in Australian cities, as well as contribute long-term to the quality and resilience of the built environment more broadly. <p> </p> <p>The research was conducted by RMIT University with funding from the City of Melbourne</p>

    Type: research

    Ziguras, C., Alves, T., and Miles, S. (2020) Enhancing the Design Quality of Purpose-Built Student Accommodation, AHURI Research Paper No. , AHURI, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/research-papers/enhancing-the-design-quality-of-purpose-built-student-accommodation

  3. Ending homelessness in Australia: A redesigned homelessness service system

    Author(s): Angela Spinney; Andrew Beer; David MacKenzie; Sean McNelis; Ariella Meltzer; Kristy Muir; Andrew Peters; kylie valentine

    Description: The existing Australian homelessness service system has known strengths but its effectiveness is constrained for different population groups who experience a range of other social, economic, health and justice issues. This research develops strategies to redesign the homelessness service system in Australia that could virtually end homelessness.

    Type: research

    Spinney, A., Beer, A., MacKenzie, D., McNelis, S., Meltzer, A., Muir, K., Peters, A. and valentine, k. (2020) Ending homelessness in Australia: A redesigned homelessness service system, AHURI Final Report No. 347, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/347

  4. Marginal housing during COVID-19

    Author(s): Caitlin Buckle; Nicole Gurran; Peter Phibbs; Patrick Harris; Tess Lea; Rashi Shrivastava

    Description: This research examines the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on marginal and informal housing and short-term rental accommodation to establish any health and housing risks, and investigates any changes to the demand and supply of informal housing during COVID-19.

    Type: research

    Buckle, C., Gurran, N., Phibbs, P., Harris, P., Lea, T. and Shrivastava, R. (2020) Marginal housing during COVID-19, AHURI Final Report No. 348, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/348

  5. Supporting Australia’s housing system: modelling pandemic policy responses

    Author(s): Chris Leishman; Rachel Ong; Laurence Lester; Weidong Liang

    Description: This research considered the economic literature relating to pandemics and modelled a range of related economic outcomes on employment and unemployment by sector and on the housing outcomes of home owners, private renters, and small investor landlords in Australia from late 2020 and through 2021.

    Type: research

    Leishman, C., Ong, R., Lester, L. and Liang, W. (2020) Supporting Australia’s housing system: modelling pandemic policy responses, AHURI Final Report No. 345, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/346

  6. The lived experience of COVID-19: housing and household resilience

    Author(s): Ralph Horne; Nicola Willand; Louise Dorignon; Bhavna Middha

    Description: This study investigated housing outcomes during the first three months of the COVID-19 pandemic, and evaluated the complex interrelated impacts it is having on Australian households with a range of vulnerabilities. COVID-19 has exacerbated vulnerabilities such as poor housing quality and location; housing affordability; energy poverty and a range of social, mental and physical health conditions.

    Type: research

    Horne, R., Willand, N., Dorignon, L. and Middha, B. (2020) The lived experience of COVID-19: housing and household resilience, AHURI Final Report No. 345, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/345

  7. Post pandemic landlord-renter relationships in Australia

    Author(s): David Oswald; Trivess Moore; Emma Baker

    Description: This research investigated the mental and economic wellbeing of landlords and tenants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. For landlords and tenants that have lost employment, had reduced income or are seeking employment the pandemic leaves a challenging financial situation for meeting rent or mortgage payments.

    Type: research

    Oswald, D., Moore, T. and Baker, E. (2020) Post pandemic landlord-renter relationships in Australia, AHURI Final Report No. 344, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/344

  8. Policy coordination and housing outcomes during COVID-19

    Author(s): Chris Mason; Michael Moran; Amber Earles

    Description: This study gathered data on the scale and scope of policy interventions in the housing system during the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia—a critical first step for on-going assessment of the outcomes and impacts of the broad suite of initiatives deployed by governments in response to the pandemic. It will help build a preliminary evidence base to assess the whole-of-government response and to prepare policy makers for future crises with similar system-wide implications.

    Type: research

    Mason, C., Moran, M. and Earles, A. (2020) Policy coordination and housing outcomes during COVID-19, AHURI Final Report No. 343, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/343

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

    Author(s): Rachel Ong; Hal Pawson; Ranjodh Singh; Chris Martin

    Description: This research examines possible cost-effective reforms of Commonwealth Rent Assistance (CRA) (demand-side housing assistance) that could improve housing outcomes for low-income renters.

    Type: research

    Ong, R., Pawson, H., Singh, R. and Martin, C. (2020) Demand-side assistance in Australia’s rental housing market: exploring reform options, AHURI Final Report No. 342, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/342

  10. Responding to the pandemic, can building homes rebuild Australia?

    Author(s): Steven Rowley; Adam Crowe; Catherine Gilbert; Marko Kruger; Chris Leishman; Jian Zuo

    Description: With the construction industry long being held up as an ideal mechanism for delivering economic recovery in periods of economic downturn, this research assesses how the housing industry can help rebuild the Australian economy both during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Type: research

    Rowley, S., Crowe, A. Gilbert, C., Kruger, M., Leishman, C. and Zuo, J. (2020) Responding to the pandemic, can building homes rebuild Australia?, AHURI Final Report No. 341, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/341

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