ACT Shelter and AHURI release new housing research

In 2020, ACT Shelter - with financial support from 12 of our members – commissioned the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) to undertake a multi-stage research inquiry into the social and economic impact of homelessness and after housing poverty/rental stress in the ACT.

The stage 1 report quantifies expressed demand/unmet need for social and affordable rental homes in the ACT, compares investment options available to Government and others to meet that need and summarises what existing evidence suggests are the key economic and social benefits of infrastructure investment in affordable, appropriate safe and secure homes by Government.

The second report uses government published and survey data to compare the amount of $ government spends on accommodating and treating people in high-cost institutional settings and temporary accommodation (per night & year), with the input and recurrent costs of building and maintaining homes for people to end their homelessness and lift them out of housing crisis.

Download Scoping the costs and benefits of affordable housing in the ACT: Stage 1 report

Download Return on investment for social housing in the ACT Stage 2 report

Download Executive Summary Return on investment for social housing in the ACT Stage 2 report

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