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Inquiry into Affordable Housing Industry Capacity

This research focuses on Australia’s small but growing affordable housing industry, and its capacity to restructure the social housing system to better deliver housing for low-moderate income households.

The key questions for the Inquiry are:

1. What can be learned about the capacity of Australia’s affordable housing industry from recent transfers from the public housing sector?

2. What can be learned from overseas experience of social housing restructuring and affordable housing industry development?

3. How can Australian governments and industry players most effectively grow capacity in the affordable housing industry?

Underpinned by four supporting research projects, the study will assist governments in fostering the additional capacity needed to facilitate further transitioning of public housing into not for profit agency control.

Building Australia's Affordable Housing Industry Capacity

Additional resources 

Tier 1 & 2 providers (or equivalent) – Long form survey

Tier 3 providers (or equivalent) – Short form survey

Interview topic guide

Focus group topic guide


Leading organisation

University of New South Wales

Funded by

Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC)

Collaborating partners

Swinburne University of Technology
University of Queensland
University of Tasmania

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