Individualised Housing Assistance: Findings and Policy Options

AHURI Final Report No. 269, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, doi:10.18408/ahuri-4105001

46 Pages Posted: 29 Sep 2017

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Keith Jacobs

University of Tasmania

Kath Hulse

Centre for Urban Transitions

Wendy Stone

Centre for Urban Transitions

Ilan Wiesel

Geography and Resource Management

Date Written: August 20, 2016

Abstract

This Inquiry found that, due to shortages of affordable accommodation, it is difficult for low-income households to exercise choice in the private rental market, and that competition and consumer choice in housing assistance depends on an increase in affordable housing supply.

Keywords: government policy, housing assistance, welfare reform

JEL Classification: H53,H75,I38,

Suggested Citation

Jacobs, Keith and Hulse, Kath and Stone, Wendy and Wiesel, Ilan, Individualised Housing Assistance: Findings and Policy Options (August 20, 2016). AHURI Final Report No. 269, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, doi:10.18408/ahuri-4105001, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3042386

Keith Jacobs

University of Tasmania ( email )

French Street
Sandy Bay
Tasmania, 7250
Australia

Kath Hulse (Contact Author)

Centre for Urban Transitions ( email )

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

HOME PAGE: http://www.swinburne.edu.au/health-arts-design/staff/profile/index.php?id=khulse

Wendy Stone

Centre for Urban Transitions ( email )

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

HOME PAGE: http://www.swinburne.edu.au/health-arts-design/staff/profile/index.php?id=wmstone

Ilan Wiesel

Geography and Resource Management ( email )

Melbourne
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://https://findanexpert.unimelb.edu.au/display/person178914

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