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Social housing as infrastructure: rationale, prioritisation and investment pathway


Lawson, J and Denham, T and Dodson, J and Flanagan, K and Jacobs, K and Martin, C and van den Nouwelant, R and Pawson, Hal and Troy, L, Social housing as infrastructure: rationale, prioritisation and investment pathway, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Final Report Series, 315 pp. 1-79. ISSN 1834-7223 (2019) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.18408/ahuri-5314001


Considering social housing as infrastructure may improve investment in the sector, as well as increase transparency and efficiency in project appraisal and funding prioritisation. It explored different methods of calculating the benefits of social housing relative to cost, including the savings that might accrue in other areas of government expenditure. The research also modelled ways to best finance and fund social housing, revealing that a capital investment strategy supplemented by efficient financing is substantially more cost-effective than a commercially financed model reliant on an operating subsidy.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:social housing, infrastructure, investment, needs assessment, modelling, business case
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Human geography
Research Field:Urban geography
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Government and politics
Objective Field:Public services policy advice and analysis
UTAS Author:Flanagan, K (Dr Kathleen Flanagan)
UTAS Author:Jacobs, K (Professor Keith Jacobs)
ID Code:133406
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2019-06-26
Last Modified:2020-08-10
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