AHURI news

Housing outcomes after domestic and family violence
A new AHURI report released today examines how housing and other forms of support for vulnerable families can best be integrated to improve safety and wellbeing. The research, Housing outcomes after family and domestic violence, undertaken for AHURI by researchers from the University of Tasmania and University of New South Wales, found that while emergency support services for those experiencing domestic and family violence are effective and timely, the shortage of affordable, long-term housing leaves many women and children at risk of homelessness or considering a return to a violent home. Read the report here 

What’s in the 2019–20 Budget for housing, homelessness and cities?
In light of the recently announced 2019–20 Federal Budget, AHURI has published overviews of the measures relating to housing and homelessness, as well as cities and urban environments.

Understanding Build to Rent and Large Corporate Landlords
Proposals to increase the supply of rental dwellings in Australia and improve the experience of tenants have included developing a ‘build to rent’ and a large corporate landlord sector. While these two sectors may share similarities, there is a subtle difference between them.

What is head leasing?
One proposed solution to help low-income and disadvantaged households access housing in the private rental sector is through ‘head leasing’. Head leasing is when a private rental property is rented from the landlord/owner by a legal entity, such as a community housing provider or a government agency, which then on lets the property to a low-income or disadvantaged tenant. Find out more here