Access Housing is proudly taking part in a research project that aims to identify and count the benefits of social housing, with a particular focus on determining the productivity benefits to individuals and the broader community.
This project, Rethinking Social Housing, is led by Dr Judy Kraatz from Griffith University, Curtin University’s Dr Annie Matan, Johanna Mitchell and Peter Newman and is funded through the Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre.
The project and its framework outcomes are being shaped in response to industry needs and requirements. Project partners are from Access Housing, Curtin University (WA), the Western Australian Department of Housing, the National Affordable Housing Consortium (QLD) and Griffith University (QLD). The project is chaired by long-term housing policy expert Dr Owen Donald.
The long term goal of the project is to develop a national set of indicators based on the framework that aim to measure the broader impact of social housing and, by so doing, substantiate the case for greater investment.
This research seeks to provide a broad-based rationale for social housing investment and assist governments to evaluate various forms of housing assistance. For many people providing more social housing is obvious; but this research will show why it’s good for individual households as well as national productivity.