This research project will provide a comprehensive analysis of the dynamics driving the use of various forms of marginal rental housing such as caravan parks and boarding houses.
It will provide an understanding of how they are used, the experiences and circumstances of users, culminating in a marginal rental typology. It will provide evidence of trends in different geographical locations, the drivers of change, and the housing policy implications.
This four-staged research project will gather and analyse evidence over sixteen months. A mixed-methods approach includes analysing key statistical data, interviews with key service providers and with marginal renters, focusing on urban, regional and rural case studies showing high or representative incidence of marginal rental housing in Victoria, NSW, Queensland and the ACT. Statistical analysis will be national, presented spatially, and efforts will be made to fill well-known data gaps specifically in case study areas.