Understanding and reimagining social housing pathways

Policies shaping social housing pathways have evolved in response to high demand and decreased supply, with a tighter targeting of eligibility and a rationing of housing to those of ‘highest need’.

COVID-19 and Mortgage and Rental Payments

There is little high quality nationally representative data on the level of housing stress being experienced during the COVID-19 period or on the extent to which Australians have been able to reduce their mortgage and rent payment in light of government policies enabling this.

50 Lives 50 Homes: Housing First Response to Ending Homelessness

The 50 Lives program is a collective impact project with lead workers supporting clients from a range of organisations across Perth.

Economic Impacts of Social Housing Investment

The Social Housing Acceleration and Renovation Program (SHARP) aims to build 30,000 social housing units over a four-year period, plus accelerate the maintenance and renovation ofexisting social housing stock.

Rental Affordability Snapshot

Anglicare WA conducts the Rental Affordability Snapshot each year to develop a better understanding of how our rental market is changing and the implications for Western Australians living on low incomes.

Special Disability Accommodation Supply

The most comprehensive snapshot of how the market is responding to the opportunity to expand housing supply for people with disability.

Social Housing Exit Points

New research from AHURI provides a national evidence-base on pathways into, within, and out of social housing tenancies.

100 Families Report – Navigating Support Services

This bulletin focuses on the support systems families navigate, including formal (service) supports and informal supports such as friends and community.

The Institute of Global Homelessness (IGH) Website

This Department of Communities newsletter is a selection of publications and articles that have been released in the past month.

Shelter WAs State Budget Submission. Housing Our Community 2020

This Department of Communities newsletter is a selection of publications and articles that have been released in the past month.

Department of Communities – ResearchPress

This Department of Communities newsletter is a selection of publications and articles that have been released in the past month.

AIHW – Specialist Homelessness Services annual report 2018–19

The specialist homelessness services 2018–19 web report is the eighth annual report from the Specialist Homelessness Services Collection (SHSC). It describes the characteristics of clients of specialist homelessness services, the services requested, outcomes achieved, and unmet requests for services during 2018–19. Safe, secure housing is fundamental to people’s health and wellbeing. Both people experiencing homelessness […]

Department of Communities – ResearchPress

This Department of Communities newsletter is a selection of publications and articles that have been released in the past month.

Forecasting Dwelling Commencements in Western Australia 2019 – 2020

Housing Industry Forecast Group (HIFG) provides a forecast of dwelling commencements and residential lot availability for WA to assist government and industry in their forward planning. This report covers the period 2019-20 to 2021-22. 15,500 dwelling are forecast to be constructed in 2019-20 (same level as 2018-19). Low level of population growth, combined with high […]

AHURI – Moving, downsizing and housing equity consumption choices of older Australians

This study analyses current geographic mobility and downsizing behaviours among Australians aged over 55, and considers the barriers to, and consequences of downsizing. Retired Australians tend to retain high levels of housing wealth (rising to 49% of assets for homeowners aged 75+) and most choose not to downsize, either by moving to a smaller dwelling […]

AHURI – What was the most read AHURI research in 2018?

Over 2018 AHURI and their partners published a wealth of research and convened three insightful conferences. These have helped guide the policy conversation for housing, homelessness and urban policy makers and practitioners across Australia. Learn more here