Developing innovative solutions to the financing of social and affordable housing
The Social and Affordable Housing Program provides a platform to bring together academics, researchers, practitioners and policymakers to carryout research and exchange ideas to develop innovative solutions to the financing of social and affordable housing. To this end, the Program conducts scholarly and practical research, organise conferences, symposia and seminars and training programs, and supervise PhD students.
The National Affordable Housing Consortium and Griffith University have established six PhD scholarships to support research in the area of affordable and social housing aimed at producing new knowledge to assist in developing:
- A national real estate business, focusing on property management for housing matching the NAHC vision and national (Federal, State and Local Government) housing affordability & equity agenda.
- The NAHC’s vision associated with “Shared Equity” housing, covering supply & demand, financing/investment and product delivery. In this knowledge hub priority, a focus will be linked to “Build to Rent” Initiatives.
- Robust “whole of life” sustainable living/housing affordability criterion, and develop nationally and internationally acceptable indices, while at the same time lead to methodologies for on the ground delivery.
There are still two PhD scholarships available in the area of social and affordable housing.
Winners of a PhD Scholarship:
Lee-Yun Chiang "Affordable Housing as an Infrastructure Investment'
Prabath Morawakage "An analysis of Risk Return Trade-off in Real Estate Market with Special Reference to Affordable Housing Investments in Australia"
Stefen Macaskill “Enhancing Housing Affordability Outcomes for Low-Income Households through Green Building Principles: An Integrated System Approach."