The Opportunities, Risks and Possibilities of Social Impact Investment for Housing and Homelessness

AHURI Final Report No. 288, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, DOI:10.18408/ahuri-7110101

126 Pages Posted: 8 Aug 2017

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Kristy Muir

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Michael Moran

Centre for Social Impact

Fabienne Michaux

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Suzanne Findlay

Swinburne University of Technology

Ariella Meltzer

Centre for Social Impact

Chris Mason

Swinburne University of Technology

Ioana Ramia

Centre for Social Impact

Richard A. Heaney

University of Western Australia

Date Written: August 8, 2017

Abstract

This study investigated the opportunities and risks for social impact investments (SII) to improve housing and homelessness outcomes in Australia. It described what social impact investing is and its application to housing and homelessness policy in Australia, as well as examined different finance models and structures, SII markets and case studies.

Keywords: Social Impact Investment, Impact Investing, Affordable Housing, Social Housing, Homelessness, Systems Thinking, Social Outcomes, Housing Finance, Social Policy, Evidence-Based Financing

JEL Classification: G11, I31, R31, R51

Suggested Citation

Muir, Kristy and Moran, Michael and Michaux, Fabienne and Findlay, Suzanne and Meltzer, Ariella and Mason, Chris and Ramia, Ioana and Heaney, Richard A., The Opportunities, Risks and Possibilities of Social Impact Investment for Housing and Homelessness (August 8, 2017). AHURI Final Report No. 288, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, DOI:10.18408/ahuri-7110101. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3015049

Kristy Muir (Contact Author)

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Kensington
High St
Sydney, NSW 2052
Australia

Michael Moran

Centre for Social Impact ( email )

Cnr Wakefield and William Streets, Hawthorn Victor
3122 Victoria, Victoria 3122
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.swinburne.edu.au/business-law/staff/profile/index.php?id=mjmoran

Fabienne Michaux

University of New South Wales (UNSW) ( email )

Kensington
High St
Sydney, NSW 2052
Australia

Suzanne Findlay

Swinburne University of Technology ( email )

Cnr Wakefield and William Streets, Hawthorn Victor
3122 Victoria, Victoria 3122
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Suzanne_Findlay

Ariella Meltzer

Centre for Social Impact ( email )

Sydney
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://https://research.unsw.edu.au/people/dr-ariella-meltzer

Chris Mason

Swinburne University of Technology ( email )

Cnr Wakefield and William Streets, Hawthorn Victor
3122 Victoria, Victoria 3122
Australia
+61392148401 (Phone)

Ioana Ramia

Centre for Social Impact ( email )

Sydney
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://www.csi.edu.au/about-csi/our-people/ioana-ramia/

Richard A. Heaney

University of Western Australia ( email )

Crawley
Perth, Western Australia 6009
Australia
0414700799 (Phone)

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