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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

AHURI An effective homelessness services system for older Australians

The research project examines a range of issues, including those that make the older population distinctive in terms of homelessness. Read report here

AHURI When are Australians buying their first home?

Examining trends in first home purchasing Read report here

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

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

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 […]

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

AHURI – Are greyfield suburbs the key to housing our growing population?

By 2050, Australia’s population is projected to reach more than 35 million, with over 70 per cent of this growth in the capital cities. One way of accommodating this growing population is by rebuilding and regenerating ‘greyfield’ suburbs. These middle suburbs of large Australian cities feature ‘under-utilised property assets such as privately owned and occupied […]

AHURI – Where is the greatest need for social housing in Australia

While 384,700 households across Australia were housed in social housing in 2016 (4.4% of all households), an even greater number were in need of it—estimated to be around 433,000 households (5% of all households). Recent AHURI research developed a demographic model to assess the level and distribution of social housing need across Australia. The analysis took into […]