The Housing and Homelessness Research Program (HHRP) has a national and international reputation for innovative, policy-relevant research.
Drawing on different disciplinary perspectives including sociology, economics, social work, and political economy, our researchers apply a range of methodologies – from in-depth qualitative work to modelling longitudinal datasets – to generate evidence to inform policy and practice reform.
Many of our researchers are former practitioners and draw on their substantial knowledge of policy and service delivery environments to deliver high quality research that is relevant, grounded and accessible.
An important part of CASR’s Housing and Homelessness Research Program is the Unison Housing Research Lab, a five year partnership between RMIT University and Unison Housing. The partnership takes a unique industry-led approach to address the ongoing issue of housing and homelessness. The program is the largest of its kind in Australia and houses a team of six dedicated research staff who pursue a program of applied research tailored to support the needs of Unison Housing.
Read more about the Unison Housing Research Lab.