Description: This research investigated various business case frameworks for funding social housing as infrastructure, including using cost-benefit analysis (CBA) and other alternatives, in order to develop stronger analytical methodologies.
Denham, T., Dodson, J. and Lawson, J. (2019) The business case for social housing as infrastructure, AHURI Final Report No. 312, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/312
Author(s): Fiona Hilferty; Ilan Katz; Fredrick Zmudzki; Miranda Van Hooff; Ellie Lawrence-Wood; Amelia Searle; Geoff Evans; Ben Challinor; Adrian Talbot
Description: The AHURI Inquiry into homelessness amongst Australian veterans was established to examine the extent and nature of homelessness amongst former Australian Defence Force members, and to develop benchmarks for the future monitoring of homelessness amongst this population group.
Hilferty, F., Katz, I., Van Hooff, M., Lawrence-Wood, E., Zmudzki, F., Searle, A., Evans, G. (2019) Homelessness amongst Australian veterans, AHURI Research Paper No. , Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/research-papers/homelessness-amongst-australian-veterans
Author(s): Kathleen Flanagan; Hazel Blunden; kylie valentine; Jane Henriette
Description: This research examined the impact of housing and other support services on safety and wellbeing for families experiencing domestic and family violence. It reviewed the legislative framework, strategies, governance arrangements and major initiatives in each state and territory, together with interviews with key stakeholders and users to better understand integration of support services.
Flanagan, K., Blunden, H., valentine, k. and Henriette, J. (2019) Housing outcomes after domestic and family violence, AHURI Final Report No. 311, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/311
Author(s): Andrew Beer; Kathleen Flanagan; Julia Verdouw; Braam Lowies; Elizabeth Hemphill; Gina Zappia
Description: This study examined the Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) program and the attitudes of industry to investment and participation in that program. It questioned developers, investors, housing providers, prospective tenants and governments on how the SDA program will generate new supply that meets the needs and preferences of people with disability.
Beer, A., Flanagan, K., Verdouw, J., Lowies, B., Hemphill, L. and Zappia, G. (2019) Understanding Specialist Disability Accommodation funding, AHURI Final Report No. 310, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/310
Author(s): Kathleen Flanagan; Chris Martin; Keith Jacobs; Julie Lawson
Description: This study into the role of social housing as essential infrastructure assessed evaluation tools and techniques needed to enable investment by government. Cost-benefit analyses and business case preparation provide a means to quantify productivity, while the broader range of societal outcomes also needs to be considered.
Flanagan, K., Martin, C., Jacobs, K. and Lawson, J. (2019) A conceptual analysis of social housing as infrastructure, AHURI Final Report No. 309, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/309
Author(s): Christopher Pettit; Laura Crommelin; Andrea Sharam; Kath Hulse
Description: This study examined disruptive digital technologies, investigating their potential for reshaping housing markets and reconfiguring housing policy. It provides housing policy makers and practitioners with a nuanced understanding of how technology is already restructuring housing markets and affecting housing assistance programs, as well as insights into likely future developments.
Pettit, C., Crommelin, L., Sharam, A. and Hulse, K. (2018) The potential of new technologies to disrupt housing policy, AHURI Final Report No. 308, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/308
Author(s): Nicola Brackertz; Alex Wilkinson; Jim Davison
Description: This research progresses the priority areas identified by the National Mental Health Commission and provides evidence about the systemic issues and policy levers to provide housing and services for people with lived experience with mental ill health.
Brackertz, N., Wilkinson, A., and Davison, J. (2018) Housing, homelessness and mental health: towards systems change, AHURI Research Paper No. , Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/research-papers/housing-homelessness-and-mental-health-towards-systems-change
Author(s): Andrea Sharam; Martin Byford; Bilgehan Karabay; Sean McNelis; Terry Burke
Description: This study identified five Australian housing markets that could be made more efficient using online technology to match highly specific ‘buyers’ and ‘sellers’. The five markets considered are: swaps in public housing; disability accessible housing; low-cost private rental housing brokerage; apartment presales for low/mid income earners; and precinct-level urban redevelopment. The research also proposed solutions to how the matching markets could best operate.
Sharam, A., Byford, M., Karabay, B., McNelis, S. and Burke, T. (2018) Matching markets in housing and housing assistance, AHURI Final Report No. 307, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/307
Author(s): Julie Lawson; Hal Pawson; Laurence Troy; Ryan van den Nouwelant; Carrie Hamilton
Description: This research modelled five alternative pathways to funding social housing and found the ‘capital grant’ model, supplemented by efficient financing, provides the most cost effective model for Australia. The research also established the current and future unmet need for social housing in different parts of Australia.
Lawson, J., Pawson, H., Troy, L., van den Nouwelant, R. and Hamilton, C. (2018) Social housing as infrastructure: an investment pathway, AHURI Final Report No. 306, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/306
Author(s): Laura Crommelin; Laurence Troy; Chris Martin; Sharon Parkinson
Description: This study looks at how short term letting (STL) platforms like Airbnb, HomeAway and Booking.com are reshaping housing opportunity in private markets. It analysed Airbnb listing data from Sydney and Melbourne to reveal insights into the extent STL is contributing to housing affordability issues and to highlight the most effective responses available to regulators.
Crommelin, L., Troy, L., Martin, C. and Parkinson, S. (2018) Technological disruption in private housing markets: the case of Airbnb, AHURI Final Report No. 305, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/305