To effectively deliver affordable housing, Governments need to develop housing strategies that are resilient to, and adapt with, evolving political circumstances, create opportunities in times of economic change and that inspire strong leadership, new research finds.
The report, ‘Government led innovations in affordable housing delivery’, undertaken for AHURI by researchers from Curtin University and The University of Sydney, explores what makes a robust affordable housing strategy or program, highlighting the lessons that can be learnt from state governments that have successfully delivered affordable housing.
It looked at four cases studies: housing strategies in both WA and ACT and at state-level programs in WA and NSW.
Both the WA and ACT housing strategies were broad in scope, accounting for the entire continuum of housing from social housing for low-income households through to supporting affordable purchase options in the private market, such as shared equity.
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