Title transfers and housing quality

Examining the effect of title transfers on housing quality and tenant outcomes for Aboriginal Victorians.

Working in partnership with Aboriginal Housing Victoria (AHV), researchers from the Melbourne Institute and the Melbourne School of Design are investigating whether the devolution of ownership of 1500 housing units from the government to AHV improves the quality of those assets and leads to better tenant outcomes. From July 2016, the Victorian state government began transferring the titles, and ownership, of properties to AHV through a staged process, with about 500 properties transferred at each stage. Researchers are comparing property characteristics and tenant outcomes before and after each stage of transfers separately for properties that do and do not transfer.


David Ribar [Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Science]

Ilan Wiesel [School of Geography]