Perth rental crisis: social housing quality, affordability

Perth rental crisis: social housing quality, affordability

Apr 22
Join Trustees and Curtin Research Centre’s Steven Rowley, for a discussion on Perth’s rental and social housing crisis.
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Professor Steven Rowley, Director, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Curtin Research Centre

Event Overview

Curtin Research Centre, Director of the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Professor Steven Rowley will lead a discussion and answer your questions on:
  • The current state of the Perth private rental market.
  • The importance of social housing supply.
  • Rental quality and affordability – both important drivers of dwelling satisfaction.
  • Responding to the rental crisis.

This briefing is by invitation only to CEDA Trustees. Trustees are senior leaders nominated by CEDA member organisations. At CEDA boardroom briefings Trustees hear from an informed, expert guest speaker in a private, small group setting. Invitations to boardroom briefings are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. Chatham House Rule applies.


Meet the speaker

Professor Steven Rowley
Director, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Curtin Research Centre

Steven is a professor of property in the School of Economics, Finance and Property at Curtin University. He has been director of the Australian Housing Urban Research Institute’s (AHURI) Curtin research centre since 2011 and is a member (and past chair) of the WA Housing Industry Forecasting Group which consists of 15 industry organisations brought together to forecast housing market activity. Steven’s primary research focus is housing affordability and he has published industry reports (Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, Department of Communities), academic journal articles (Housing Studies) and AHURI documents (modelling housing need; housing stress and household wellbeing) on the topic. Specifically he has written on ways to improve the measurement of affordability and strategies to increase affordable housing supply.

Meet the host

Kirsty Moore
Chief Executive Officer, Indigenous Business Australia

Kirsty joined IBA in 2018 after three years as a director of commercial activity for the WA Government where she was head of both the Business Development and Asset Management Directorates of the Housing Authority. She had the responsibility for the $14.5bn WA social housing asset portfolio, Keystart Home Loans funding, shared equity program and affordable housing development. Prior to joining the public sector, Kirsty worked for PwC and NAB. As head of Products and Markets at IBA, Kirsty manages the program directors to increase alignment across areas, help to develop and drive key strategies to find long-term funding solutions for IBA and support the growth of the business.

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