The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) is pleased to continue to advise Queensland’s newly expanded Housing Supply Expert Panel, with the reappointment of AHURI Managing Director, Dr Michael Fotheringham to the panel.
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Critical life events experienced by households, such as divorce, losing a job or being diagnosed with an acute health condition, can lead to housing stress, in which household resources are not enough to manage the costs of housing.
This study explores how critical life events can be used to predict short-term, medium-term and long-term periods of housing stress for individuals and households, which might, in turn, lead to further housing and related forms of disadvantage and support needs. It considers how the identification of ‘risk pathways’ support an early intervention model of housing assistance for different population groups.
Infrastructure South Australia (ISA) commissioned the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) to analyse the impacts of providing equitable access to secure, affordable, and appropriate housing at a population-wide scale. The objective of the project is to develop an effective impact assessment framework based on evidence of the benefits to inform housing policy and investment decisions.
Homeless numbers have jumped since COVID housing efforts ended – and the problem is spreading beyond the big citiesThe Times
The numbers of people who are homeless have risen sharply across Australia, with soaring housing costs emerging as the biggest driver of the increase. This article in The Times, written by AHURI researcher Hal Pawson, asserts that a plan to end homelessness requires a plan to overhaul our housing system so it produces enough suitable and affordable housing for all Australians.