Study shows that the private rental market in Australia is unaffordable and inaccessible for low-income households.
Shelter WA was delighted to be paid a visit from Peter McMillan the Executive Officer at NT Shelter.
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 […]
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
The research project examines a range of issues, including those that make the older population distinctive in terms of homelessness. Read report here
It’s like a dating website but for home ownership. It’s the first housing platform in Australia which looks at co-ownership between strangers. By jumping on the sharing culture Mortgage Mates is working in the same framework as Uber and Airbnb by turning strangers, into mates. It has not been seen before and interest is high… […]
Examining trends in first home purchasing Read report here
Examining trends in first home purchasing One third of young adults not living independently Traditionally early adulthood, for Australians aged between 25 and 34, was the time when people formed long-term relationships and bought their first home. In 1995–96 the average age of first home buyers purchasing a new home was 33 years, whereas 22 years […]
This research is part of a wider AHURI Inquiry into housing outcomes after domestic and family violence. This study investigated the needs of Indigenous women and children who are severely over-represented in rates of domestic and family violence (DFV). Developing culturally appropriate responses to Indigenous DFV and improving integration between housing and DFV and child […]
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
The Australian Bureau of Statistics defines six categories of homelessness Learn more here
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
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
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 […]
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
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 […]