The Constellation Project has adopted a housing first approach. We began our work on the More Homes pillar to address the chronic shortage of housing for people on very low to moderate incomes. We know increasing housing supply is only part of the solution but it’s a sensible place to start.
Our current challenge question is:
By 2022, how might we create a pipeline of 100,000 homes for people on very low to moderate incomes?
In this context, homes mean safe, affordable, accessible, appropriate, and secure homes. Our work happens within a social lab. This methodology is designed to enable collaboration and accelerate solutions to solve complex social problems. Our social lab is composed of five small teams working on a different aspect of the challenge question. Each team member contributes specialist technical skills and/or relevant experience.
Work from the Lab
Our more homes lab teams are operating at varying levels of development. Our ways of working draw on agile methodology with a develop, test and iterate approach. Some of the more advanced concepts are currently being tested with government. Work from the lab teams includes;
Federal/State Co Funding Model
A financial feasibility tool that enables federal and state governments to work more effectively together to significantly optimise housing outcomes.
Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning (MIZ)
It can work, and is working at scale around the world. So why isn’t it happening at scale here?
First Nations Aged Care Facility
Most Australians have access to aged care facilities but can we develop a culturally appropriate model for our First Nations Peoples.
Housing Capital Aggregator
Is this one of the the missing pieces required to unlock private capital investment?
Queensland Intimate Partner Violence
This team is focused on delivering safe, stable and affordable housing options for women (with or without families), surviving intimate partner violence. More detail coming soon.
What you can do
We know we cannot solve this problem alone and we are committed to working across sectors including business, not for profit, academia, philanthropy and government. If you'd like to keep up to date with the project please sign up to our newsletter below and if you'd like to support the project you can also register your interest below.
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