This paper is one of a series of documents produced by the research team as we progress through our program of work. This paper investigates the strategies used by the City of Sydney to increase affordable housing and whether they can be replicated in other council areas. Download the report.
A useful map of all Australian local government areas (LGAs) is available here.
Project Investigator Emeritus Professor Chris Paris will be facilitating the Locally made: affordable housing and local government session at AHURI’s National Housing Conference in Sydney in late 2017. More information can be found here.
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has just released a substantial report on social housing. The 2016 National Social Housing Survey sampled almost 10,000 tenants in public housing, state owned and managed Indigenous housing, and community housing between May and August 2016. The document can be found here.
Project PhD students Jessica Porter and Laura Hodgson presented at the recent RSA conference in Sydney. Their presentations are available below.
Project PhD students Laura Hodgson, Jessica Porter and Lenka Thompson presented their work at the March 2017 Project workshop at the Sunshine Coast. Their presentations are available below. Laura Hodgson: Airbnb Regulation Sunshine Coast Presentation Jessica Porter: Land Use Policies and the Supply of Affordable Housing in Rural and Regional Australia Lenka Thompson: Local Government … More March 2017 PhD Presentations
A housing needs study completed by Sharyn Briggs. The full study is available here.
On Friday 31 March, a workshop was held at Twin Waters Resort on the Sunshine Coast for Andrew Beer’s ARC Linkage Project: Local Government and Housing in Australia for the 21st Century … More Project workshop, March 2017
The 10th Australasian Housing Researchers Conference was held at RMIT in the Melbourne CBD. It was a great opportunity to meet other researchers and bounce around a few ideas about my proposed research; and to meet Lenka Thompson and Professor Alan Morris. … More Australasian Housing Researchers Conference, 15-17 February 2017, RMIT University Melbourne
Toronto’s overheated housing market is now being called a crisis, and evidence has been offered to support wildly divergent opinions on its causes. Some suggest it’s a problem of unprecedented demand for housing; others say it’s all about lack of sufficient supply. I’d like to suggest it’s neither. Read the rest of Leilani Farha’s piece in … More Housing is a human right, not a commodity