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Report 20th October 2022

The impact of the pandemic on the Australian rental sector

Emma Baker, Lyrian Daniel, Andrew Beer, Steven Rowley, Wendy Stone, Rebecca Bentley, Rachel Caines, Gemma Sansom

This research investigates the Australian rental sector during the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic and considers priorities for governments; tenant experiences and reflections on the effectiveness of assistance and interventions; changing tenant aspirations; and the priorities for emerging responses.

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Report 13th October 2022

Private sector involvement in social and affordable housing

Richard Benedict, Nicole Gurran, Catherine Gilbert, Carrie Hamilton, Steven Rowley, Sha Liu

This research investigates models for engaging private sector investors and developers in financing or delivering social and affordable housing, across different market segments and tenures in Australia and internationally. It also identifies key existing and potential players, and financial, regulatory, or development barriers to wider participation.

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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 25th August 2022

Understanding how policy settings affect developer decisions

Steven Rowley, Chris Leishman, Oluwole Olatunji, Jian Zuo, Adam Crowe

This research examined how policy settings and new construction technologies and processes affect developer decisions to provide private sector housing supply and might improve affordability. The complexity of the development process, the structure of development organisations, the variety of products delivered, and land ownership issues mean the development decision-making process varies by organisation and site by site. Therefore, it is too simplistic to assume policy settings will have exactly the same impact on each and every developer and on each and every site.

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Report 28th July 2022

How many in a crowd? Assessing overcrowding measures in Australian housing

Michael Dockery, Megan Moskos, Linda Isherwood, Mark Harris

This study assess the measurement of overcrowding in Australia and explores the relationships between various household density measures and the wellbeing of occupants. Indicators of the incidence or severity of household crowding in Australia actually measure occupant density—the ratio of occupants to available space—rather than crowding, which relates to a psychological response to the sense of excessive density. How overcrowding is defined and measured has important implications for funding requirements, the appropriate mix of housing stock given household structures and rules for allocating families to public and community housing.

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