AIHW – People in short-term or emergency accommodation: a profile of Specialist Homelessness Services clients

In 2018 most tenants in social housing were satisfied with services from their housing provider. Nearly all tenants cited feeling more settled and being able to manage their rent better as benefits of living in social housing. Australia-wide, satisfaction is high (3 in 4 tenants are satisfied), but there are differences between housing programs and […]

Disrupted: The consumer experience of renting in Australia

We all need a home we can count on. It’s very difficult to raise a family, go to work, be part of our local communities or maintain our health and wellbeing without a good place to call home.  Across the nation, more and more people are renting their homes. There are now over 2.6 million […]

BCEC – Getting our house in order

This report by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre focuses on housing affordability, one of the most important economic and social issues facing Western Australia, and indeed the country. This twelfth report in BCEC’s Focus on WA series builds on the Centre’s earlier reports into Housing Affordability, and includes new analysis of the latest trends in housing affordability since the release of […]

AHURI – The changing geography of homelessness: a spatial analysis from 2001 to 2016

This study examined the changing geography of homelessness. It outlines the extent to which homelessness has become more spatially concentrated over time; where it has risen and fallen; and the importance that housing affordability, poverty and labour market opportunities play in reshaping its distribution. Learn more here

AIHW – Disability support services: services provided under the National Disability Agreement 2017–18

In 2017–18, about 280,000 people used disability support services funded under the National Disability Agreement (NDA). During the year, about 40,000 (14%) NDA service users transitioned to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), almost two-thirds (67%) of whom had an intellectual or learning disability. View report here

AHURI – What are the different types of homelessness?

The Australian Bureau of Statistics defines six categories of homelessness Learn more here

AHURI – The business case for social housing as infrastructure

This research investigated various business case frameworks for funding social housing as infrastructure, including using cost-benefit analysis (CBA) and other alternatives, in order to develop stronger analytical methodologies. Learn more here

AHURI – Trajectories: the interplay between mental health and housing pathways. A short summary of the evidence.

A short summary of the evidence and data sources on housing, homelessness and mental health in Australia. Part of a national study undertaken by Mind Australia and the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI). Learn more here

MBA: Important Changes Made

Master Builders Executive Director John Gelavis speaks on recent announcements around affordable housing and their impacts for the building industry.  The Sunday Times Home Magazine May 5, 2019. The Master Builders Association of Western Australia (Master Builders) is a member-based association that services the building and construction industry, madeup of builders, subcontractors, suppliers and consultants in both the […]

Anglicare Australia: Rental Affordability Snapshot 2019

Every year, Anglicare Australia tests if it is possible for people on low incomes to rent a home in the private market. We do this by taking a snapshot of the thousands of properties listed for rent on We test whether each property is affordable and suitable for people low incomes. View report here

University of Sydney: Informal accommodation and vulnerable households: scale, drivers and policy responses in metropolitan Sydney

Sydney’s ongoing housing affordability crisis has hit low income and vulnerable groups with particular severity. The chronic shortage of social and affordable housing has forced many to seek alternative, often informal arrangements, ranging from share accommodation, often in severely overcrowded conditions, through to living in dwellings which may contravene planning or building regulations. This report […]

AHURI – Housing outcomes after domestic and family violence

This research examined the impact of housing and other support services on safety and wellbeing for families experiencing domestic and family violence. It reviewed the legislative framework, strategies, governance arrangements and major initiatives in each state and territory, together with interviews with key stakeholders and users to better understand integration of support services. Learn more […]

Commonwealth Orange Book 2019: Policy priorities for the federal government

The winner of the 2019 federal election should defy the national mood of reform fatigue and stare down vested interests to pursue a targeted policy agenda to improve the lives of Australians, according to a new book from the Grattan Institute. The Commonwealth Orange Book rates Australia’s performance against similar countries and proposes policy reforms to schools […]

PwC – The first thousand days: A case for investment

The Strong Foundations initiative is a collaboration between PwC Australia, the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY), Bupa Australia, Bupa Health Foundation and the Centre for Community Child Health and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI). The first thousand days refers to the period from conception to age two. New research has started […]

AHURI – Understanding Specialist Disability Accommodation funding

This study examined the Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) program and the attitudes of industry to investment and participation in that program. It questioned developers, investors, housing providers, prospective tenants and governments on how the SDA program will generate new supply that meets the needs and preferences of people with disability. Learn more here

UNSW: Estimating need and costs of social and affordable housing delivery

The project was commissioned by Community Housing Industry Association NSW (CHIA NSW) and Homelessness NSW, and aimed to estimate the costs of delivering new supply of social and affordable housing based on needs estimates developed in AHURI research for social housing, and extended in this project to estimate needs for affordable housing. This research focused […]