Entrepreneurial not-for-profit (NFP) organisations are of growing importance in the delivery of housing assistance for low to moderate income households, with the community housing sector providing 65,000 dwellings in 2014 (up from 46,000 in 2009-10), constituting around 16 per cent of all social housing provision across Australia. This study, completed in 2015, sought to understand how leading representatives of such organisations were managing growth and volatility in their environment and the consequences for their businesses.
Key findings of the research included that:
To increase understanding of how this model fares in different political, economic and social contexts, the research also included a comparative component involving simultaneous studies using similar methods by international colleagues in England and the Netherlands.
The Australian research was undertaken jointly by the UNSW, Swinburne and UWA AHURI Research Centres.
A summary and the final report of the study is available at http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/projects/p71006