UNSW-led research has found that Australia's largest non-government affordable housing providers have the capacity to play a bigger role in expanding supply but need more government support.
An enduring and transparent program of federal funding for operational expenses is essential to sustain the social housing system, write Chris Martin and Hal Pawson.
Concerns regarding the effects of affordable housing development on property values and quality of life for existing residents are largely unfounded, write Gethin Davison and Edgar Liu.
NSW Premier Mike Baird's $1 billion fund is the first significant initiative to reverse affordable housing shortages in Australia since the 2008, write Hal Pawson and Vivienne Milligan.
Many people who object to affordable housing developments have misconceptions about the prospective tenants, write Edgar Liu and Ryan Van den Nouwelant.
The impact of affordable housing projects on local communities is nowhere near as great as people fear, and most opposition is based on prejudice against affordable housing residents, UNSW research reveals.
Leaders from business and government have called for financial incentives to encourage big institutions to invest in affordable rental housing.
Left to the market, Sydney will become ever more polarised and unequal in the distribution of affordable housing and the good life, writes Professor Bill Randolph.
Not-for-profit housing has a key role to play in sustaining affordable, low-income accommodation in our cities, a major housing conference has heard.