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.


April 15, 2024

Submission to Everybody’s Home: People’s Commission into the Housing Crisis

In early 2024, Everybody’s Home convened a 'People’s Commission into the Housing Crisis'.
January 16, 2024

On Whose Account? Government Spending on Housing

This paper shows the shift away from treating housing policy as a core economic function of the government to a residual element of the welfare system. The absence of a comprehensive federal housing budget means that the distributional impacts of funding allocation and changes in spending on different groups in society remain largely unevaluated.
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.