News from the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)

News from the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)

AHURI Evidence Review
This week’s edition of Evidence Review looks at older Australians who ‘downsize’.  Previous editions are available online.  More information is available here

Latest AHURI research reports

Downsizing amongst older Australians – This project explores the extent of downsizing amongst older Australians, who is doing it, and the motivations, obstacles and financial and social consequences of downsizing. Download this report here

The cost of homelessness and the net cost of homelessness programs: a national study – This project explored the effect homelessness programs have on the potential to yield substantial cost savings particularly in health and justice service areas and the use of social welfare services. For further detail click here

The edges of home ownership – The edges of home ownership are usually examined in terms of entry (affordability), sustainability (risk of exit through financial stress), and utility (retirees trading-out for asset-based welfare). However, this research shows there is considerable ‘churn’ at the edges of home ownership in all age groups. Patterns and policy implications are explored in this project. To download a copy click here