Dr Caitlin Buckle, Prof Nicole Gurran, Prof Peter Phibbs and Dr Patrick Harris, Assoc/Prof Tess Lea (External to Labs)

This project investigates health and related risks associated with informal and unregulated accommodation, using unique data sets on informal and short-term rental housing markets in major Australian cities. Policy options for expanding housing system capacity during health and other emergencies, serving vulnerable populations or essential workers, are also canvassed.

Outputs:

Final Report

In the Media:

What did COVID do to rental markets? – The Conversation

Hobart Council wants to stop Airbnbs popping up but some owners want the right to choose – ABC News

Saturday Afternoon – ABC Radio with Shelley Ware

Marginal and informal housing a COVID health risk – Sydney Uni Media Release

Melbourne rents: Short-term listing hosts return properties to rental market, putting downward pressure on prices – Domain

Radio Adelaide Interview

Other:

Findings Briefing, Prof Peter Phibbs, Friday 4 December Hobart Town Hall