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Report 15th September 2022

Filtering as a source of low-income housing in Australia: conceptualisation and testing

Christian Nygaard, Ryan van den Nouwelant, Stephen Glackin, Chris Martin, Alistair Sisson

This study investigated how filtering contributes to market-provided low-income housing in Australia. It critiques the conceptualisation of filtering as a source of housing for low-income households, tests for the presence of filtering dynamics in housing markets (using Melbourne and Sydney as case studies) and considers policy options for enhancing (if so desired) filtering as a policy tool.

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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 17th September 2020

The housing aspirations of Australians across the life-course: closing the ‘housing aspirations gap’

Wendy Stone, Steven Rowley, Sharon Parkinson, Amity James, Angela Spinney

This research Inquiry explores the generational specific housing aspirations and aspirations gaps for Australian young adults (18–34 years), mid-life (35–54 years) and later life (55 years and older) cohorts. ‘Housing aspirations’ are the desires households have in relation to their housing outcomes; a ‘housing aspirations gap’ is the difference between current housing circumstances and desired housing outcomes.

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