Understanding Opportunities for Social Impact Investment in the Development of Affordable Housing
AHURI Final Report No. 294, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, doi:10.18408/ahuri-5310202, ISBN: 978-1-925334-56-2
102 Pages Posted: 2 Mar 2018
Date Written: February 22, 2018
This research examined social impact investment (SII) in social and affordable housing in Australia. It considered US and UK models, together with interviews with government experts, social impact investors and not-for-profit housing providers, to inform the analysis. In Australia, the funding gap between tenants’ capacity to pay and the cost of providing housing is the most significant barrier to SII.
Keywords: social impact investment (SII), social and affordable housing, government investment, housing development, housing policy, low-income housing, housing investment, social impact investing, affordable housing, community housing providers
JEL Classification: H53, I38, R31, R51, G21, G23, G24
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