The Centre for Equitable Housing (CEH) provides research, policy advice and public engagement on housing affordability-related issues.

Once our ideas are developed, they are subjected to rigorous peer review, and then communicated widely, both in the public domain and through our own extensive network of senior decision makers in government, industry, and the public service.


October 31, 2023

The National Housing and Homelessness Plan: A historic opportunity not to be missed

The development of a new NHHP presents the Federal Government with an historic opportunity to reshape Australia’s broken housing system, to modernise it for the needs of contemporary Australia and to leave a lasting legacy for future generations.
August 31, 2023

Light as Air: Regulating Short Term Rentals in Australia

The impact of short-term rental (STR) platforms such as Airbnb has become increasingly problematic, particularly since the end of the COVID19 lockdowns, as long-term rental dwelling availability has shrunk, and prices increased.
August 15, 2023

Regulating Rentals in Australia: what works?

This paper examines the data to establish if there is, indeed, a rental crisis in Australia, and surveys local and international research to determine what would work to improve the experience of renting a home in the Australian market.
July 17, 2023

Submission to the Inquiry into the Rental and Housing Affordability Crisis in Victoria

Many of the causes of the rapid increase in rental prices and mortgage costs are national in origin. However, there are many areas in which the Victorian government can work with federal counterparts to address these national level policy issues or work on mitigating some of the effects at the state level.
June 22, 2023

Glass Ceilings: Gendered Inequality in the Housing System – The Australian Housing Monitor, Report 2

This paper explores some of the gendered inequalities within the housing system, based on the Australian Housing Monitor, a recent survey of nearly 4000 people. Differences in how men and women experience affordability, security, and quality of housing are evident across nearly every metric.
March 28, 2023

The Australian Housing Monitor: Housing affordability experiences, attitudes and appetite for change

The Australian Housing Monitor is a new annual survey of public attitudes toward, and experiences of, housing.
October 5, 2022

A Home of One’s Own: Philanthropic and social sector solutions for women’s housing

Australia is experiencing a housing crisis, and its impact is highly gendered.
May 2, 2022

Housing Affordability in Australia – Tackling a wicked problem

Owning one’s own home has long been understood as the Great Australian Dream. The truth is, secure housing in Australia is increasingly out of reach for a growing proportion of the population – arguably more so than in any comparable country.
July 22, 2021

Generation Stressed: House Prices and the Cost of Living in the 21st Century

In this discussion paper, we estimate the total cost of a mortgage as a proportion of wages over the 30-year life of a standard home loan. To do this, we compared home prices, mortgage rates, and wage changes to see what proportion of a median income would go to covering the cost of the median ... Read more