Social Housing Pathways

The study shows that the private rental market in Australia is unaffordable and inaccessible for low-income households


The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) has released their Understanding the experience of social housing pathways report which attempts to understand the experiences of tenants into, within and out of the Australian social housing system.

The report highlights Australia’s dysfunctional housing system with issues of undersupply, long waitlists, inadequate housing for specialised needs, lack of care and poor support the system offers. 

Social housing tenants expect more

A study shows that the private rental market in Australia is unaffordable and inaccessible for low-income households, which limits tenants to use social housing as a pathway into the private rental market or home ownership. Coupled with the view by most social housing tenants that the government should be doing more for social housing and not enforcing the move into the private market has made the pathways-based approach to housing unfeasible in Australia.

Click here to read the report in full.