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

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Andrea Sharam

School of Property, Construction and Project Management, RMIT

Michael Moran

Centre for Social Impact

Chris Mason

Swinburne University of Technology

Wendy Stone

Centre for Urban Transitions

Suzanne Findlay

Swinburne University of Technology

Date Written: February 22, 2018

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Sharam, Andrea and Moran, Michael and Mason, Chris and Stone, Wendy and Findlay, Suzanne, Understanding Opportunities for Social Impact Investment in the Development of Affordable Housing (February 22, 2018). AHURI Final Report No. 294, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, doi:10.18408/ahuri-5310202, ISBN: 978-1-925334-56-2, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3127976

Andrea Sharam (Contact Author)

School of Property, Construction and Project Management, RMIT ( email )

Swanston St
Melbourne, 3001
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.rmit.edu.au/contact/staff-contacts/academic-staff/s/sharam-dr-andrea

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

Chris Mason

Swinburne University of Technology ( email )

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

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

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

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