Author(s): Terry Burke; Christian Nygaard; Liss Ralston
Description: The research examines the growth of home ownership and its tenure dominance in Australia after the Second World War, together with its fading, most notably for younger households (ages 25–44) over the last four decades.
Burke, T., Nygaard, C. and Ralston, L. (2020) Australian home ownership: past reflections, future directions, AHURI Final Report No. 328, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/328
Author(s): David MacKenzie; Tammy Hand; Carole Zufferey; Sean McNelis; Angela Spinney; Deirdre Tedmanson
Description: This research identifies measures that could reduce youth homelessness and lead to improved outcomes for young people who experience homelessness. The findings are based on a community-level analysis of special homelessness services (SHS) data and sites of innovation in three states: South Australia, NSW and Victoria.
MacKenzie, D., Hand, T., Zufferey, C., McNelis, S., Spinney, A. and Tedmanson, D. (2020) Redesign of a homelessness service system for young people, AHURI Final Report No. 327, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/327
Author(s): Emma Baker; Chris Leishman; Rebecca Bentley; Ngoc Thien Anh Pham; Lyrian Daniel
Description: Social housing is increasingly seen by governments and many tenants as just one part of tenants’ broader housing pathways (be it a safety net, stepping-stone, or springboard). This research provides a new national evidence-base on pathways into, within, and out of social housing tenancies to assist understanding of entry and exit patterns, and housing and non-housing outcomes.
Baker, E., Leishman, C., Bentley, R., Pham, N.T.A. and Daniel, L. (2020) Social housing exit points, outcomes and future pathways: an administrative data analysis, AHURI Final Report No. 326, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/326
Author(s): Nicola Brackertz; Luc Borrowman; Christian Roggenbuck; Sarah Pollock; Elise Davis
Description: Trajectories is a national study that will develop a clearer understanding of the relationships between the housing and mental health pathways of people with mental health issues, in order to identify potential points of practical intervention and key issues for system improvement.
Brackertz, N., Borrowman, L., Roggenbuck, C., Pollock, S. and Davis, E. (2020) Trajectories: the interplay between mental health and housing pathways, AHURI Research Paper No. , Mind Australia, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/research-papers/trajectories-report
Author(s): Amity James; Steven Rowley; Wendy Stone
Description: This research examined the extent to which downsizing forms part of older Australians’ housing preferences, the actual and perceived benefits of moving as well as the availability of downsize housing options. The research proposes a number of policy strategies for delivering housing alternatives to meet older Australians’ downsizing aspirations.
James, A., Rowley, S. and Stone, W. (2020) Effective downsizing options for older Australians, AHURI Final Report No. 325, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/325
Description: This study explores the ways households experience pathways into, within and out of the Australian social housing system. Managing social housing waiting lists and encouraging people to exit social housing is a key concern for policy-makers, however housing market failure in Australia is such that the private rental market is largely inaccessible, unaffordable and insecure for households on low incomes.
Flanagan, K., Levin, I., Tually, S., Varadharajan, M., Verdouw, J., Faulkner, D., Meltzer, A. and Vreugdenhil, A. (2020) Understanding the experience of social housing pathways, AHURI Final Report No. 324, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/324
Author(s): Kath Hulse; Margaret Reynolds; Christian Nygaard; Sharon Parkinson; Judith Yates
Description: This research charts the changes in the supply of affordable and available private rental housing for lower income households between 2011 and 2016, and is the latest in a series of projects detailing affordable rental housing supply every five years since 1996 using Census data. There is strong evidence of structural change in the private rental market, with an increase in privately rented dwellings affordable by Q3–Q5 households, while the market is not supplying sufficient rental properties for lower income Q1 and Q2 households.
Hulse, K., Reynolds, M., Nygaard, C., Parkinson, S. and Yates, J. (2019) The supply of affordable private rental housing in Australian cities: short-term and longer-term changes, AHURI Final Report No. 323, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/323
Author(s): Charmaine Thredgold; Andrew Beer; Carole Zufferey; Andrew Peters; Angela Spinney
Description: This study investigated the issues affecting older Australians who are experiencing or facing homelessness including the capacity to access Specialist Homeless Services and other government supports, and potential ways to escape homelessness for older people. The research also considered appropriate, successful international practices for older people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Thredgold, C., Beer, A., Zufferey, C., Peters, A. and Spinney, A. (2019) An effective homelessness services system for older Australians, AHURI Final Report No. 322, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/322
Author(s): Stephen Whelan; Kadir Atalay; Garry Barrett; Rebecca Edwards
Description: This study analyses current geographic mobility and downsizing behaviours among Australians aged over 55, and considers the barriers to, and consequences of downsizing. Retired Australians tend to retain high levels of housing wealth (rising to 49% of assets for homeowners aged 75+) and most choose not to downsize, either by moving to a smaller dwelling or a less-expensive home.
Whelan, S., Atalay, K., Barrett, G. and Edwards, R. (2019) Moving, downsizing and housing equity consumption choices of older Australians, AHURI Final Report No. 321, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/321
Author(s): Michael Fotheringham; Louise Gilding; Jamie Chalker; Mychelle Curran; Greg Cash; Nick Foa
Description: The 2018 AHURI International Study Tour to Canada provided senior Australian housing officials with an in-depth understanding of leading international housing reform initiatives and effective program and service innovations.
Fotheringham, M., Gilding, L., Chalker, J., Curran, M., Cash, G. and Foa, N. (2019) 2018 AHURI International Study Tour report: Canada, AHURI Research Paper No. , Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/research-papers/ahuri-international-study-tour-2018-canada