A selection of new material from AHURI’s catalogue of research which includes hundreds of final reports from research conducted by a network of Australian universities and international researchers
Martin, C., Habibis, D., Burns, L. and Pawson, H. (2019) Social housing as infrastructure: rationale, prioritisation and investment pathway , AHURI Final Report No. 314, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/314
Considering social housing as infrastructure may improve investment in the sector, as well as increase transparency and efficiency in project appraisal and funding prioritisation. It explored different methods of calculating the benefits of social housing relative to cost, including the savings that might accrue in other areas of government expenditure. The research also modelled ways to best finance and fund social housing, revealing that a capital investment strategy supplemented by efficient financing is substantially more cost-effective than a commercially financed model reliant on an operating subsidy.
Martin, C., Habibis, D., Burns, L. and Pawson, H. (2019) Social housing legal responses to crime and anti-social behaviour: impacts on vulnerable families, AHURI Final Report No. 314, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/314
This research reviewed social housing tenancies law and policies in five jurisdictions, and national policy principles and frameworks relating to four types of vulnerable people: women affected by domestic violence; children; Indigenous persons; and people affected by alcohol and other drugs. Social housing policy in Australia targets assistance to households with low incomes and complex support needs and seeks to give social landlords a role in relation to crime and noncriminal anti-social behaviour.
Parkinson, S., Batterham, D., Reynolds, M. and Wood, G. (2019) The changing geography of homelessness: a spatial analysis from 2001 to 2016, AHURI Final Report No. 313, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/313
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.
Brackertz, N., Wilkinson, A., and Davison, J. (2019) Trajectories: the interplay between mental health and housing pathways. A short summary of the evidence., AHURI Research Paper No. , Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/research-papers/trajectories-the-interplay-between-mental-health-and-housing-pathways
SOURCE: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) Research Library – website viewed 26 June 2019.
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