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Renting in the time of COVID-19: understanding the impacts

The impacts of COVID-19 across the rental sector are, in many respects, still emerging, and this presents a real challenge for policymakers in developing targeted and effective assistance.

Strategic planning, ‘city deals’ and affordable housing

This research was conducted in response to concerns about the increasing economic inequity between metropolitan and regional Australia.

Social Housing Pathways

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

NT Shelter Visit

Shelter WA was delighted to be paid a visit from Peter McMillan the Executive Officer at NT Shelter.

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

Mortgage Mates

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… […]

AHURI When are Australians buying their first home?

Examining trends in first home purchasing Read report here

AHURI More young adults staying home, for longer

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 […]

AHURI – Improving housing and service responses to domestic and family violence for Indigenous individuals and families

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 […]

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 […]