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Australian Centre for Housing Research

Welcome to the Australian Centre for Housing Research at the University of Adelaide.

The Australian housing system is an $8 trillion asset of more than 10 million owned, rented, and government assisted dwellings. It is used by governments as an economic engine, a welfare tool, and a conduit to deliver health and social interventions. For ordinary Australians, it represents our major lifetime investment, most significant day-to-day expenditure, the place we spend 70 per cent of our time. Our housing system is also set to grow substantially over the next 30 years as Australia’s economy and population expands.

The Australian Centre for Housing Research (ACHR) is a collaboration of researchers, policy stakeholders, industry, and advocacy. Based at the University of Adelaide, the Centre aims to:

  • Provide a focus for national and international collaboration around housing issues
  • Deliver high-quality, innovative and relevant research on housing
  • Inform social policy, practice, public debate, and decision making across the housing sector

Latest news

02

Mar

'What works' to sustain Indigenous tenancies - Report Publication

Congratulations to centre researchers Megan Moskos, Linda Isherwood, and Emma Baker for the publication of their AHURI Final Report 'What works' to sustain Indigenous tenancies in Australia, written in collaboration with Professor Michael Dockery and Dr Ngoc Thien Anh Pham.

01

Mar

Exploring the well-being of renters during the COVID-19 pandemic

New research by ACHR director Emma Baker and friends Dr. David Oswald and Dr. Trivess Moore exploring the well-being of renters during the COVID-19 pandemic has been published open-access in International Journal of Housing Policy. Read the full article here.

25

Feb

Research and Innovation Feature: Australian Rental Housing Conditions Dataset

Our ARC-funded project on Australian Rental Housing Conditions has been featured on the University of Adelaide Research and Innovation news page.

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