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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The housing aspirations of Australians across the life-course: closing the ‘housing aspirations gap’
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.
As part of a large scale, multi-year and multi-university research Inquiry into the Housing Aspirations and Constraints Facing Low Income Australians funded by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute in 2018, an original national survey was developed and undertaken.
This research investigates the housing aspirations of mid-life Australians: those aged 35 to 54 years, with a focus on low to moderate-income households.
This research examines the growth of home ownership and its tenure dominance in Australia post World War II. It builds a statistical analysis of Australian ownership trends, most notably for younger households (ages 25–34 and 35–44), over the last four decades and presents a comparative analysis of ownership trends for equivalent countries.
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